The UCP Research and Educational Foundation has three grant award programs:
- Research Grant Program: Grants are awarded to institutions or organizations on behalf of a principal investigator in support of pilot studies in biomedical, behavioral and bioengineering research. These areas must have a significant relationship to cerebral palsy and related developmental brain disorders and can be in the basic and/or clinical sciences. This grant is generally awarded for up to 2 years at a maximum of $50,000 a year.
- Ethel Hausman Clinical Research Scholars Award: Assists institutions in the United States to recruit promising clinician-investigators who have completed their training and who have recently initiated a program of clinical research and teaching. The award is made to help in their establishment as focal points for scholarly activities in areas of direct relevance to cerebral palsy and related developmental brain disorders; these scholarly activities include clinical research, teaching and associated clinical responsibilities. The clinical research program can be patient-based or a combined laboratory-patient activity. The Award is for a three-year period in the amount of $75,000 a year.
- Cerebral Palsy Clinical Fellowship Training Grants: Cerebral palsy clinical fellowship training grants are available to institutions in the USA and its territories in order to provide fellows with one year of clinical research and/or clinical care experience in programs of direct relevance to cerebral palsy. The UCP Clinical Fellow will be selected and appointed each year by the institutional training grant program director for a mentored program of:
The grant is for a three-year period in the total amount of $30,000 a year.
- One year of clinical research experience;
- One year of clinical care experience; or
- One year in a combination of clinical research and clinical care experience.
Application forms and instructions for each of these programs may be obtained by writing to:
The Medical Director
UCP Research and Educational Foundation
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036