Apply for Funding

The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance has a strong on-going commitment to funding high quality research in cerebral palsy. Our research priorities were informed by extensive consultation with the CP Community including consumers (individuals and families), clinicians and researchers. This consultative process commenced with a Delphi Study conducted by our research team in 2007. We recently conducted a survey via CP Quest, which confirmed that we continue to address the priorities identified by people living with cerebral palsy and their families.

This year, for our 2018 Grants Program, we are introducing a two-stage application process. Stage 1 is submission of an Expression of Interest; Stage 2 is an invited application.

STAGE 1

Expression of Interest (EoI), will open on 17th September, and will close on 14th October 2018

Applications can be submitted via our online system from 17th September. Please see the EOI template as a reference for the questions that will be asked at this stage.

We will accept applications from individuals, groups of researchers, committees or project-focused Foundations. Chief Investigators must be employed through an Institution e.g. Hospital, University, Institute.

Please ensure your project addresses the Research Foundation’s priorities, as identified by key stakeholders, to expand cerebral palsy research:

  • Aetiology, causal pathways
  • Prevention
  • Early identification, early intervention
  • Novel interventions, novel treatments
  • Cure

This year our targeted areas of research (as identified by CP Quest and the Research Foundation) include:

  • Technology innovations for independence, access, mobility, and communication (industry partnerships are encouraged)
  • Regenerative medicine including stem cells
  • Genetics
  • Reducing pain

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) was proudly established in the United States in 2015. CPARF administers the US grants. As a result, researchers based in the USA have been able to submit their proposed budget in US dollars since 2016. For researchers based in the USA, please prepare your proposed budget in US dollars, to a maximum of USD$180,000 (i.e. approximately equivalent to AUD$250,000).

All other international grants are administered via the Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, based in Australia. It is important to note that the budget must be submitted in Australian dollars (AUD$), to a maximum of AUD$250,000. All grants are awarded in Australian dollars only and will be subject to the currency exchange rate at the point of bank transfer. Please ensure you consider the exchange rate between your domestic currency and the Australian dollar when you prepare your budget. The total amount requested in the application, and the budget detail, must be in AUD$.

For more information

Peggy Harianto, Grants and Contracts Manager: cparesearchgrants@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Please note: The following links for applications will not become active until 17th September.

Project Grant

Step 1: Click on the link to view the Guidelines and complete a Project Grant application online.

Step 2: Stage 1 (EoI) 2018 opens on 17th September 2018 and closes on 14th October 2018.
Only those researchers who are successful at Stage 1 (EoI) will be invited to submit a full application.

Step 3: Stage 2 (Full Application) 2018 opens on 15th November 2018 and closes on 15th December 2018.

It is anticipated that successful grants applications will be announced in March 2019.

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Career Development Grant

Step 1: Click on the link to view the Guidelines and complete a Career Development Grant application online.

Step 2: Stage 1 (EoI) opens on 17th September 2018 and closes on 14th October 2018.
Only those researchers who are successful at Stage 1 (EoI) will be invited to submit a full application.

Step 3: Stage 2 (Full Application) 2018 opens on 15th November 2018 and closes on 15th December 2018.

It is anticipated that successful grants applications will be announced in March 2019.

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The Career Development Grants are to be used by the award recipient for any of the activities as listed below to assist in the recipient’s career pursuits including:

    • Fellowships or PhD scholarships – applications for full-time and part-time positions will be considered
    • Travel associated with conducting research or presenting research findings
    • Presenting at or attending a relevant research conference
    • Employment of research personnel to support the recipient’s research project
    • The purchase of research materials and consumables related to the recipient’s research project.

Agreement

All research funding is awarded through an Agreement between the Research Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance (or CPARF in the US) and the successful researcher/institution. It is advisable that researchers download a copy of this Agreement prior to submitting their application to ensure full understanding of its requirements and to seek any appropriate legal advice regarding authorisation of this Agreement. For applicants within the USA, to view and download a copy of the current Agreement please click here. For Australia and other International applicants please click here.

You may find it useful to review our current and past grant recipients.