Our Grants Program

75th Anniversary Cerebral Palsy Alliance Distinguished Researcher Award

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Cerebral Palsy Alliance and as an ongoing commitment to support research excellence, The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance wishes to recognise an outstanding researcher who has demonstrated an impressive research career in the field of cerebral palsy.

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The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance has a strong on-going commitment to funding high quality research in cerebral palsy. Our research priorities were informed by extensive consultation with the CP Community including consumers (individuals and families), clinicians and researchers.

We will accept applications from individuals, groups of researchers, committees or project-focused Foundations. Chief Investigators must be employed through an Institution e.g. Hospital, University, Institute.

Contact

Peggy Harianto
Grants and Contracts Manager

Enquire about grants

Please ensure your project addresses the Research Foundation’s priorities, as identified by key stakeholders, to expand cerebral palsy research:

  • Causation
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Cure

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) was proudly established in the United States in 2015. CPARF administers the US grants. As a result, researchers based in the USA have been able to submit their proposed budget in US dollars since 2016. For researchers based in the USA, please prepare your proposed budget in US dollars, to a maximum of USD$180,000 (i.e. approximately equivalent to AUD$250,000).

All other international grants are administered via the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, based in Australia. It is important to note that the budget must be submitted in Australian dollars (AUD$), to a maximum of AUD$250,000. All grants are awarded in Australian dollars only and will be subject to the currency exchange rate at the point of bank transfer. Please ensure you consider the exchange rate your domestic currency and the Australian dollar when you prepare your budget. The total amount requested in the application, and the budget detail, must be in AUD$.

Applications for the 2019/2020 grant round will open in September 2019

Our research grants

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Project Grants are available for all researchers who want to work to accelerate progress in the field of cerebral palsy research. Applicants should be researchers who wish to build their reputation in the field of cerebral palsy, deepening their knowledge and experience. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to nominate junior researchers as chief investigators in their applications to foster upcoming researchers in the field of cerebral palsy research.

The aim of our Project Grant funding scheme is to support scientific excellence and innovative research into cerebral palsy.

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Emerging Researchers Grants are developed to support emerging researchers who are seeking to establish careers in cerebral palsy research.

Overarching requirements for emerging researchers are demonstrated research capability and a desire to establish a career in the field of cerebral palsy research. Applicants should detail the extent to which this grant will support them as an independent researcher and how it will enable a step change in their career.

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance PhD grants are available on a competitive basis to attract new and highly qualified graduates into the field of cerebral palsy research. We are working to achieve our strategy: to accelerate progress towards improving treatments and investigating ways of preventing and curing cerebral palsy, by encouraging researchers to adopt cerebral palsy as their area of study.

The PhD Grants are tentatively available for two PhD research students who are committed to accelerate progress in the field of cerebral palsy research. Individuals completing non-research PhD study (e.g. a clinical doctorate) are not eligible to apply.

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Conference, Training & Travel Grants are available on a competitive basis, assisting individuals’ travel to conduct fieldwork or other collaborations, or attend a training or conference of significance to their work.

The purpose of the grant should be directly related to the applicant’s research or professional development. The applicant does not necessarily have to be presenting a paper or poster at a conference to be eligible to apply for the conference grant, though it is preferred.

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Small Equipment Grants are offered to provide an opportunity for essential research equipment to be purchased.

The Small Equipment Grant can be used for pieces of equipment, partial pieces of larger equipment, or basic lab items (excluding consumables). The Small Equipment Grant can include specialised IT equipment or software for specific implementation of research.

Starting 2019 we are no longer accepting applications for the Career Development Grant, this scheme has been replaced with two funding opportunities: the Emerging Research Grant and the PhD (Research) Grant.

Previous Career Development grant recipients may refer to the following report templates for their ongoing research projects: