Conference, Training, and Travel Grant

Applicant Guidelines

Conference, Training, and Travel Grant

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is committed to funding the best and brightest US-based researchers to change what’s possible for cerebral palsy.

Conference, Training & Travel Grants are available on a competitive basis to help individuals travel to conduct fieldwork or take part in other collaborations, or to help people attend a training session or conference that’s significant for their work.

These grants are directly related to an applicant’s research or professional development. We prefer applications focused on individuals presenting a paper or poster at a conference, though it’s not required for eligibility.


Peggy Harianto
Grants and Contracts Manager

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The maximum amount that can be requested is US$4,000. Applicants may use this grant to cover research fieldwork, return economy airfares, conference registration, accommodation costs, and other related ancillary expenses.

The grant period is for a maximum of 12 months after the notification of the grant award.

The grant award must be spent by the end of the grant period. Extensions aren’t allowed.

  • Applicants are based in the United States of America.
  • Applicants must be individuals working to accelerate progress in the field of cerebral palsy.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees cannot apply for this grant.
  • Applicants must use the online application forms accessible from CPARF’s website.
  • Applications are for individuals. If multiple people from the same institution seek support to attend the same conference, they must each submit their own application.

We will send an email acknowledging any and all applications submitted before the closing date.

  • The successful applicant will be chosen at the sole discretion of CPARF’s steering committee, and this decision is final. No feedback or comments will be provided.
  • The Conference, Training, and Travel Grant is solely for the successful applicant’s use and it may not be assigned to another person. However, at the applicant’s discretion, this grant may be paid to their employer.
  • The Conference, Training, and Travel Grant must be used for the exact details provided in the application. The grant cannot be applied to another activity, such as a different conference, training, or travel destination than originally specified.
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign a grant conditions acceptance that incorporates CPARF’s standard grant conditions.

This grant award will be paid directly to the successful applicant’s bank account in the form of reimbursement of the actual cost incurred for the travel or conference. The reimbursement will only be paid up to the grant award amount.

Grant recipients will need to submit a payment request through CPARF’s online grant management system. Payment will only be made upon receipt of the following:

  • Receipts for actual costs incurred for the travel and/or conference specified in the initial grant application.
  • Final report detailing your experience.
  • Grant recipients must submit a grant report within thirty (30) days of activity completion through CPARF’s online grant management platform.
  • CPARF reserves the right to publish or use part or all of the report for fundraising and/or marketing purposes.
  • CPARF’s support must be acknowledged using our full name in any presentations, publications or reports resulting from the study.

Timeline — 2019 Grant Round

1st September 2019 – 11am

Application submission open

29th September 2019 – 7pm

Application submission close

November 2019

Notification of outcome

Date and time above is based on Eastern Time (New York). This website can help applicants to convert the date and time to applicants’ local time.