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Last Updated:
August 22, 2017

AACPDM 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 commitment to and track record in childhood-onset disability research.

Any member in good standing with the AACPDM is eligible to apply and the PI on the grant must be an AACPDM member. Only one grant application per member will be considered in a given budget year. The budget limit is $25,000 USD.

Grant applications are open for online submission. Please read the application outline on how to prepare your application for submission.

The 2017 submission deadline has passed. 2018 information coming soon!

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
Deadline for the current cycle has passed. Please stay tuned for the next submission opportunity!
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:


Click here to see full application details

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