Small Equipment Grant

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Applicant Guidelines

Small Equipment 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.

Small Equipment Grants aim to help scientists purchase essential research equipment and can be used for pieces of equipment, partial pieces of larger equipment, or basic lab items (excluding consumables). It can also be used for specialized IT equipment or software for specific research implementation.


Peggy Harianto
Grants and Contracts Manager

Inquire About Grants

This grant cannot be used to pay for servicing of equipment or maintenance costs. Applications must demonstrate how the equipment will contribute to the existing research project.

The maximum amount can be requested is US$4,000. 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 researchers — including PhD students — working to accelerate cerebral palsy research progress.
  • Research undertaken with the equipment must add value and contribute to cerebral palsy research.
  • Any applicable necessary approvals, including ethics clearances, research must be secured before individuals apply.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees cannot apply for this grant.
  • Applicants must use the online application forms accessible from CPARF’s website.
  • Applicants must nominate a single administering institution to manage the grant.
  • If a project is chosen for funding, CPARF will make a grant agreement with the nominated administering institution.

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

  • The successful applicant will be chosen at CPARF’s sole discretion. This decision is final, and due to time constraints, we cannot provide feedback or comments.
  • The Small Equipment Grant must be used for the exact details provided in the application. The grant cannot be applied to any other purchase, including different equipment.
  • The initial grant award payment begins after the grant agreement is executed.
  • The grant award will be paid through the administering institution associated with and nominated by the grant recipient.
  • Payments will never be made to individual bank accounts.
  • Subsequent grant payments will only be made upon receipt of satisfactory reports and invoices issued by the administering institution.
  • The final report and financial acquittal must be submitted within thirty (30) days after the end of grant period.
  • Grant recipients must use CPARF’s reporting template.
  • CPARF reserves the right to publish or use part or all of the report for fundraising and/or marketing purposes.

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.