Shields Award Guidelines

The Child Neurology Foundation announces the award of a research grant in the field of child neurology to be made at the annual Child Neurology Society meeting in the fall. The selected investigator will receive a two-year grant of $50,000 per-year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a junior faculty member who has developed clinical research skills, and has a plan for further development of that research or has basic science research skills related to child neurology, and who has a plan to translate the new knowledge into clinical care for children with neurologic diseases would be eligible for this award. Unlike the Scientific Award, the candidate is NOT disqualified if they have received an NIH award.


The deadline for the 2014 Shields Award has passed. Please check back in early January for the 2015 application deadline.


Prepare a succinct, one-page letter of intent for this two-year award. Include: (1) the hypothesis to be tested, (2) a brief description of the experimental approach, (3) the relevance to furthering the field of child neurology, and (4) a cover letter that includes complete contact information (email, phone, address).

Letters of intent should be sent to:

Child Neurology Foundation—Scientific Award Committee
201 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis MN 55415

Local: 952-641-6100
Toll Free: 1-877-263-5430 (1-877-CNF-KID0)