Conference, training & travel grant

Guidelines for Applicants

Conference, training & travel grant

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance is committed to fund the world’s best and brightest researchers to find ways to improve current interventions and ultimately find a prevention and cure for cerebral palsy.

We are working to achieve our vision by funding research with the best potential for breakthroughs, and collaborations with the best researchers from around the world.


Peggy Harianto
Grants and Contracts Manager

Enquire about grants

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 maximum amount that can be requested is US$4,000 (for applicants based in the United States of America) or AU$5,000 (for applicants based in Australia and other countries). The applicant may use the grant to cover research fieldwork, return economy airfares, conference registration, accommodation costs and other related ancillary expenses. The grant period is for a maximum of 12 months after the notification of the grant award.

No extension is allowed if the grant award is not spent by the end of grant period.

  • Applicants must be individuals working to accelerate progress in the field of cerebral palsy.
  • Individuals employed by Cerebral Palsy Alliance are not eligible to apply for this grant.
  • Applicants must use the online application form accessible from the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance website.
  • Applications are for individual applicants (e.g. if two persons wish to get support for the same conference, two applications must be submitted separately).
  • All online applications submitted before the closing date will be acknowledged by email.
  • The successful applicant will be chosen at the sole discretion of the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and this decision is final. No feedback or comments will be provided.
  • The Conference, Training & Travel Grant is personal to the successful applicant and may not be assigned to another person, but may, at the applicant’s discretion, be paid to their employer.
  • The Conference, Training & Travel Grant must be used for the exact details provided in the application, the grant cannot be transferred to another activity (e.g. a different conference, training or travel destination)
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign a grant conditions acceptance incorporating the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s standard grant conditions.

Grant award will be paid directly to the successful applicant’s bank account in the form of reimbursement of actual cost incurred for the travel or conference. Reimbursement will only be paid up to the grant award amount.

Grant recipients will need to submit a payment request through the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance online grant management system. Payment will only be made upon receiving the following evidence:

  • Receipts – for actual costs incurred for the travel or conference must be submitted.
  • Final report
  • Grant recipients are required to submit a grant report within thirty (30) days of the completion of the activity.
  • Grant recipients must submit the report through the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance online grant management platform.
  • The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance reserves the right to publish or use the report (or parts of it) for Fundraising/Marketing purposes.
  • The support of the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance must be acknowledged in any presentations, publications or reports resulting from the activity.

Timeline – 2019 grant round

2nd September 2019 – 1am

Application submissions open


30th September 2019 – 9am

Application submissions close

November 2019

Notification of outcome

Date and time above is based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney). This website can help applicants to convert the date and time to applicants’ local time.