A key mission of the Academy is to promote excellence in research for the benefit of persons with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities. One way in which the Academy promotes research is through the annual Research Grants.
The AACPDM has partnered with the Pedal with Pete Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to fund multiple grants, up to $25,000 USD each! Areas of research should focus on topics related to cerebral palsy.
Research grant funding supports high-quality, clinical research projects/programs. The award may be used to fund planning for a project or to complete a small research project of high impact in any area relevant to the AACPDM’s mission. The successful applicant will have a solid track record in childhood-onset disability research.
The Principal Investigator on the grant must be an AACPDM member in good standing. Only one grant application per member will be considered in a given budget year.
Grant applications are open for online submission. Please read the application outline on how to prepare your application for submission.
Selected from applications - up to $4000
Submit application and letter of support to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The intent of the transformative practice grant is to facilitate the translation of evidence-based clinical management strategies into practice. Funding is available to support members to plan and implement specific intervention strategies that are supported by evidence. The award is based on the premise of ‘academic detailing’ whereby ‘experts’ who have been involved in the successful implementation of specific evidence-based management strategies within their facility support the host facility in the implementation of those strategies for changing clinical practice. As such, funds are to be utilized for the expert’s travel to the sponsored institution and for implementation costs. The funds should not be allocated to the award recipient’s travel to the annual meeting. Research suggests that academic detailing is an effective strategy for implementing changes in clinical practice. The specific objectives of the program are to:
Please note that there is a requirement of a demonstration poster at the following annual meeting as part of mandatory reporting. For example, a demonstration poster should be submitted for the 2020 meeting based on the experience of the 2019 award recipient.
Up to $5000
Full terms & Application form
The AACPDM Development Grant provides financial assistance to like, newly formed organizations for the purpose of developing and presenting a high quality educational seminar targeted at increasing the early identification and treatment of individuals with childhood acquired disability.