Cleft Palate Foundation

CPF Grants

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The following grants will be awarded in 2016 for research related to cleft lip/palate or other craniofacial anomalies:
  • The CPF Clinical Research Grant is sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation. The purpose of this grant is to promote scientific research regarding developmental and therapeutic issues related to cleft and craniofacial conditions. The grant is designed for senior investigators or established research teams conducting clinical research projects only.  This is a $24,000 grant to be distributed over three years ($8,000 per year).
  • 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 $10,000 grant will be awarded.
  • The Subtelny Research Grants are sponsored by the Alumni from the Orthodontic Department, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, in honor of Dan and Joanne Subtelny. 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 $5000 grant will be awarded in orthodontics and one $5000 grant will be awarded in speech language pathology.

  • The Paul W. Black, MD Junior Investigator Research Grant

This grant is 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 this grant 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.  This is a one-year $5,000 grant.

 

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