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The Research Grant Program was created in 2022 by the United Cerebral Palsy Research Committee (URC). This program awards grants that advance clinical and translational research and focus on knowledge translation to advance the state of the science, bridging the gap between research and care to transform the lives of children with cerebral palsy and related neurodevelopmental disabilities.
In honor of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, the Research Committee will open the 2023 grant cycle on March 25, 2023 with awards up to $20,000 for clinical and translational research that focuses on knowledge translation. While we welcome applications on any topics relevant to cerebral palsy and related neurodevelopmental disabilities from researchers and clinicians in the U.S., the URC gives preference to (1) those that are focused on early diagnosis and early treatment of cerebral palsy and to (2) research applicants from or collaborating with UCP’s affiliates. Both biomedical and therapy-focused studies are welcomed.
Application cycle now open! The Letter of Intent submission deadline has passed. If you did not submit a LOI, please stay tuned for another cycle to begin March 25, 2024. Only those applicants whose LOIs were accepts will have a full application reviewed during the current cycle.
The UCP Research Committee will sponsor and support high-quality proposals, addressing shared goals and priorities. Grant applicants should consider the following criteria:
Note: Awardees may be eligible to apply for additional grants to complete the next step of their project if the initial project demonstrates success and ongoing goals are appropriate.
The following criteria will be scored by UCP Research Committee member reviewers and outside reviewers (ad hoc).
For more information on the Research Grant Program, view the FAQs.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org