July 2023: The latest round of CPA Research Foundation grants is now open for emerging researchers and PhD researchers - find out more below.
CPA Research Foundation provides grants in three categories, designed to encourage both established researchers with a track record of excellence and promising, early-career researchers who are still emerging in the field:
This commitment to supporting cerebral palsy research has seen CPA Research Foundation grow to become the largest private founder in our field globally. As of 2023, our foundation has provided grants and funding to over 350 of the world’s leading researchers across 154 academic and medical institutions in over 40 countries.
Our dedication to research breakthroughs is matched by an ongoing commitment to working collaboratively with people with cerebral palsy and their families. The priorities of our Research Foundation grants are informed by frequent consultation with consumers with lived experience. Our five focus areas, as identified by these key stakeholders, are causation, prevention, treatment, cures and advocacy.
Outstanding projects that advance our understanding of cerebral palsy in one of these five areas are eligible for a CPA Research Foundation grant.
CPA Research Foundation provides grants in three categories, designed to encourage both established researchers with a track record of excellence and promising, early-career researchers who are still emerging in the field.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is constantly reviewing the structure of our grants program to ensure it not only effectively supports research that delivers real impact for people with cerebral palsy, but also fosters and supports the emergence of the next generation of researchers.
After consultation with the research community, our 2023 round of grants will not offer project grants, instead prioritising funding opportunities for emerging and early-career researchers. This decision has been made in light of the unique impact that COVID-19 has had on research projects in recent years and the resulting impact to early career development.
For the latest funding opportunities for researchers, as well as timelines, criteria and more, click on one of the grant types below:
Since 2005, the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation has supported the global CP research community with more than $67 million in funding:
For more than 15 years, the CPA Research Foundation has funded projects by the world’s best and brightest cerebral palsy experts.
Over that period we’ve fostered huge breakthroughs, from a 40% fall in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Australia to new treatments to significantly reduce newborn stroke.