Grants and Scholarships

Brendan Michael Harnett Infantile Spasms Mini-Grant

The Harnett Mini-Grant was founded by Mr. Michael Harnett in January 2014 as a memorial to his nephew, Brendan Michael Harnett, who was diagnosed with infantile spasms and passed away before his first birthday. Each year during Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, one $1,000 mini-grant is awarded to a child with infantile spasms and his caregivers to cover the cost of medical devices, treatments, therapies, or other services not covered by insurance. Learn more about Brendan and the mini-grant application process. To donate in his honor, please visit our donation page and choose his fund from the dropdown menu.

Neuro Developmental Disorder (NDD) Scholar

The Child Neurology Foundation announces the availability of (1) one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year U.S. or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training as a child neurologist.

The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the summer break. Selected applicant will receive a $3,500 scholarship to support his or her research project.

Research Grants

Since 2001, Child Neurology Foundation has awarded over 3.3 million dollars to the research endeavors of 67 young investigators, aimed at identifying treatments and cures for pediatric neurologic diseases. Read more about each grant on its respective page.

  • PERF Elterman Research Grant: A $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years to support clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist.
  • PERF Shields Research Grant: A $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years to support translational or clinical research by a child neurologist.