The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) will offer the following research grants in 2014 in the area of cleft lip, cleft palate, and related craniofacial anomalies:
- The Junior Investigators Research Grants – Two Junior Investigator grants are offered – one sponsored by the Cleft Palate Foundation and the other co-sponsored by DePuy Synthes and the Cleft Palate Foundation. The purpose of these two (2) grants is to:
(a) aid in the development of scientific investigators who are committed to problems related to cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies, and
(b) encourage scientific research on problems related to the diagnosis and treatment of cleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial anomalies.
These grants are offered to new investigators (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) and have a maximum allocation of $5,000 per year.
- The AAOMS Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Grant is sponsored by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Rosemont, Illinois. The purpose of the grant is to encourage scientific research to evaluate developmental and therapeutic issues relating to cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. This grant is $10,000.
- 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 $10,000.
- 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 designated for clinical research projects only. This grant is $5,000.
- The Subtelny Clinical 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 two (2) 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. The grants are designated for clinical research projects only. Each grant – one in orthodontics and one in speech language pathology – is for $5,000.