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Last Updated:
July 27, 2018

AACPDM Grant Opportunities

Clinical Research Grants

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 but now will also include research focus areas on other childhood-onset disabilities!

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.

The 2018 application deadline has passed. Please check back in January, 2019, for details on next year's grant opportunities.

International Meeting Development Grant

Up to $5000
Rolling application deadline
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.

Transformative Practice Grant

Selected from applications - up to $4000
The 2018 application deadline has passed. Please check back in 2019.
Submit application and letter of support to

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 research 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. Research suggests that academic detailing is an effective strategy for implementing changes in clinical practice. The specific objectives of the program are to:

  • Facilitate sharing of expertise and knowledge regarding implementation of specific clinical management strategies into practice among AACPDM members.
  • Ensure that implementation of new clinical management strategies is based on established practices such as addressing local barriers to implementation and the involvement of relevant stakeholders in planning.
  • Assist the development of implementation plans and evaluation plans for determining how successful the initiative was in changing clinical practice.


  • Applicants and identified experts must be current AACPDM members.
  • Applicants must not have received an AACPDM Transformative Practice Award within the past five years.
  • Proposed management strategies for implementation must be relevant for individuals with cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, or other childhood acquired disability.

Click here to see full application details

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