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Research grants began with the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) and received over $750,000 in funding from 1989- 2017 when CPF merged with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).  ACPA continues to support knowledge discovery in the field of cleft and craniofacial studies by providing research grants.  Some researchers use these grants as seed funding for new projects, serving as an impetus for future funding from larger granting agencies.

ACPA offers the following 2018 grants for cleft and craniofacial research:
  • Subtelny Speech Research Grant- one 1-year grant for $5,000
  • Subtelny Orthodontic Research Grant- one 1-year grant for $5,000
  • Paul W. Black, MD Grants for Emerging Researchers- two 1-year grants for $5,000 each

During this transition year following the ACPA-CPF merger, the 3-year Clinical Research Grant and 1-year Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Research Grant will not be offered. ACPA does anticipate offering these grants in the future.

2018 Research Grant Application

 

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.

 

Grant Criteria
Terms and Conditions
Research Agenda
Grant History

 

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