PERF® Announces New Research Grant Mechanism – 2024 Submission Deadline Now Closed

The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation® (PERF®) in partnership with the Child Neurology Society (CNS) is pleased to announce the PERF-CNS Bridge Grant Program to retain child neurology researchers.   This new program is now OPEN and accepting applications for the 2024 cycle.  It is designed to provide bridge funding to promising child neurology researchers who are applying for their first independent National Institute of Health (NIH) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) research support.  Through this grant mechanism, PERF and CNS aim to assist investigators who have applied for their first NIH R01 or CIHR Operating/Project Grant support but were not funded.

This award is intended to retain investigators in child neurology clinical, translational, or basic research while they re-apply for NIH or CIHR funding.

The Bridge Grant will be in the amount of $50,000 and will require a 1:1 match from the investigator’s (Awardee’s) Division or Department (thereby making $100,000 available to the Awardee).

More information about eligibility, application process, and important dates are posted on the GRANTS | OUR CURRENT GRANTS page.   Direct questions to: