Cleft Palate Foundation


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The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) has funded research related to cleft and craniofacial anomalies since 1989 and has proudly awarded over half a million dollars in research funding to date. 

Research grants 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.

Applications for 2017 Research Grants will be available on October 1, 2016.


Congratulations to the 2016 CPF Research Grant Recipients!

CPF Clinical Research Grant
Kathleen Kapp-Simon, PhD
“Parent and Self-Reported Outcomes in Children with Cleft Lip and Palate”

CPF Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant
James Cray, PhD
“Thyroxine Exposure Depletes Stem Cells of the Cranial Suture”

Subtelny Orthodontic Clinical Research Grant
Richard Kirschner, MD, Matthew Hiersche, MD
“Investigation of the Oral Microbiome in Children with a Complete Cleft Lip and Palate Pre- and Post-alveolar Fistula Closure”

Paul W. Black, MD Junior Investigator Research Grant
Alison Scheer-Cohen, MS, PhD
“Applying Principles of Motor Learning in Articulation Therapy for Children with Cleft Palate”


Research Grant Descriptions
Grant Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Research Agenda
Grant History


Please contact the CPF National Office with any questions regarding research grants.

If you are interested in supporting the CPF Research Fund, please visit our donation page here.


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