Cleft Palate Foundation

Research

skip to submenu

The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) has funded research related to cleft and craniofacial anomalies since 1989 and has proudly awarded over $750,000 in research funding to date. Current grant opportunities provide $5,000-$24,000 in funding over a 1-3 year period.  Many researchers find that CPF grants provide necessary seed money for projects and serve as an impetus for future funding from larger granting agencies.

2017 CPF Research Grant Application

Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on January 15, 2017.

CPF offers the following 2017 grants for cleft and craniofacial research:

 

CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant

The CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant is sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scientific research on issues related to cleft lip/palate and craniofacial anomalies. This grant is open to senior and junior investigators.  Junior investigators are defined as those enrolled in accredited graduate training programs related to the disciplines recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; those holding the academic rank of assistant professor or below; or investigators who are no more than 5 years past their PhD or specialty professional training.  Junior investigator applicants should demonstrate a clear mentorship and collaborative plan with an established researcher and/or research team.  One 1-year $10,000 grant will be awarded.

Subtelny Speech and Orthodontic Research Grants

The Subtelny Research Grants are offered in honor of Dan and Joanne Subtelny and are sponsored by the Alumni from the Orthodontic Department, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. These grants recognize a lifetime commitment by the Subtelnys to clinical work, research and education in the cleft/craniofacial fields in orthodontics and speech pathology. The purpose of these grants is to promote effective orthodontic and speech and language pathology treatment modalities and strategies for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies.

These grants are open to senior and junior investigators.  Priority will be given to clinical research, but basic research proposals will also be accepted.  Junior investigators are defined as those enrolled in accredited graduate training programs related to the disciplines recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; those holding the academic rank of assistant professor or below; or investigators who are no more than 5 years past their PhD or specialty professional training.  Junior investigator applicants should demonstrate a clear mentorship and collaborative plan with an established researcher and/or research team.  One 1-year $5000 grant will be awarded in orthodontics and one 1-year $5000 grant will be awarded in speech language pathology.

Paul W. Black, MD Grants for Emerging Researchers

The Paul W. Black, MD Grants for Emerging Researchers are offered in honor of the significant contributions of Paul W. Black, MD to the field of cleft/craniofacial research and is sponsored by Fernando Burstein, MD,  Joseph Williams, MD and Magdalena Soldanska, MD.  The purposes of these grants are to develop young scientific investigators who are committed to cleft/craniofacial research and to encourage research on problems related to the diagnosis and treatment of cleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial anomalies.  The grants are only available to junior investigators.  Junior investigators are defined as those enrolled in accredited graduate training programs related to the disciplines recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; those holding the academic rank of assistant professor or below; or investigators who are no more than 5 years past their PhD or specialty professional training.  Junior investigator applicants should demonstrate a clear mentorship and collaborative plan with an established researcher and/or research team. Two 1-year $5,000 grants are awarded.

The 3-year CPF Clinical Research Grant will not be offered in 2017.  

 

Grant Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Research Agenda
Grant History

 

To support the CPF Research Fund, click here.

Grant Management System provided by WizeHive