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Last Updated:
August 09, 2019

AACPDM Grant Opportunities

NEW in 2019! Junior Investigator Research Grants

The AACPDM is supportive of fostering the scientific development of the next generation of scientists through two Junior Investigator Research Grants. The Junior Investigator Grants award up to $15,000 for each grant.

The Principal Investigator on the grant must be an AACPDM member. This grant application is aimed toward Junior Investigators, the definition of which adheres to the NIH Early Stage Investigator definition as follows: a principal investigator who has completed their terminal graduate degree (e.g., PhD, MD) or post-graduate clinical training (e.g., DPT, OTD), whichever date is later, within the past 10 years. In addition, the Junior Investigator will not have received AACPDM or NIH funding as a PD/PI. Post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to apply! (This funding is not intended to support research of a graduate student.) 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.


Transformative Practice Grant Award

The 2019 application cycle has ended. You may submit an application to be considered in 2020.

Selected from applications - up to $4000
Submit application and letter of support to info@aacpdm.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:

  • 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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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.


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 2019 online application is no closed. Please check back in 2020.


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.
 


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