Research Grant Opportunities
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Research Grant Opportunities

Since 2001, we have awarded over $4.1 million dollars in research funding and scholarships to child neurologists, medical students and researchers who are working on treatments and cures for pediatric neurologic diseases.

This year, we have $200,000 in grants and scholarships to award to medical students and child neurologist researchers in 2021.

Please note the deadlines for the 2021 grants and scholarships have now passed. We will be announcing the recipients shortly. Applications for next year will be open by early 2022. 

For Medical Students – Check back for the 2022 application window!

The Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship is for a first- or second-year U.S. or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training as a child neurologist.

The selected applicant will receive a $3,500 scholarship to support a clinical research project in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children conducted during the 2021 summer break.

Please review the NDD Summer Research Scholarship webpage for more information about eligibility, application requirements and to read about past recipients.

The application window is now closed. Thank you to all who applied; the 2021 recipient will be announced in May. 

For Child Neurologists – Check back for the 2022 application window!

PERF Elterman Research Grant

The PERF Elterman Research Grant grant supports clinical or basic science research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. The selected investigator will receive a $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years. Applicants must be a member of the Child Neurology Society.

PERF Shields Research Grant

The PERF Shields Research Grant supports translational or clinical research by a child neurologist or developmental pediatrician early in his/her academic career. The selected investigator will receive a $100,000 grant of $50,000 per year for two years. Applicants must be a member of the Child Neurology Society.

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award

The Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award is an award for basic science or clinical research by accomplished young investigators who are members of the Child Neurology Society.

These awards and grants for child neurologists are supported by the Child Neurology Society and the Child Neurology Foundation, and are offered to members of the Society.

Dr. Kenneth Swaiman, one of the nation’s first pediatric neurologists, founded the Child Neurology Society in 1972 and established the Child Neurology Foundation in 2001. While the Society is the professional organization for the nation’s pediatric neurologists, the Foundation is committed to serving as a connective center of education and support for children and their families living with neurologic conditions.

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