Research Grant Programs

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for children with all forms of cardiomyopathy. CCF's research grant program aims to advance medical knowledge on the causes and mechanism of pediatric cardiomyopathy and to develop diagnostic guidelines and targeted therapies.

CCF offers funding for basic science, clinical, population/epidemiologic and translational research on cardiomyopathies affecting children aged 18 years and younger. This includes support for studies focused on the causes, evaluation or treatment of dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy as it relates to the pediatric population. CCF offers three research grant programs through the Foundation, American Heart Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics. View past CCF grant awards.
 

CCF Research Grant Program

Purpose

CCF's grant program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health and other major granting institutions.

Eligibility

Principal investigator must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. The investigator must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution and have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent research and publish in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Funding

Funding is available in the range of US$25,000 to US$50,000 for one year of total direct costs. Following the completion of the proposed study, a second year of funding may be requested by application. Upon receipt of a signed CCF letter of agreement and IRB or IACUC approval, CCF will disburse funds in installments during the grant period.

Application Process

CCF requires a letter of intent in advance of the grant application. The 2018 deadline for letters of intent is Wednesday, June 13 by 5:00 pm eastern standard time. Before submitting a letter of intent or grant application please read the document CCF Research Funding Considerations to determine if your study meets CCF’s funding criteria. Only investigators who have submitted a letter of intent and have been invited to submit a formal grant application will be considered for CCF funding.

The submission deadline for full grant applications is Friday, September 7, 2018 by 5:00 pm eastern standard time with final award decisions to be made in January 2019. Please refer to the below downloadable documents for more information on the application process and required documents:

Letter of Intent Instructions

Letter of Intent Form

Grant Requirements & Guidelines

Grant Application Form

Selection Process

Grant award decisions are made through a careful and detailed peer-review selection process led by CCF’s Medical Advisors and approved by CCF’s Board of Directors. A study's scientific merit and contribution to the field of pediatric cardiomyopathy is key to being selected for funding. Preference will be given to studies on primary cardiomyopathy and where no other funding organization exists for the form of cardiomyopathy being studied. Details about the grant review process can be found in CCF’s Grant Requirements & Guidelines document.
 

CCF & American Heart Association
Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Research Award

Purpose

CCF's joint research program with the American Heart Association (AHA) was established to attract and encourage new investigators to conduct research on pediatric cardiomyopathy.

Eligibility

Investigators must meet AHA’s application requirements and hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent medical degree and have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. institution.

Funding

Funding for the selected award will be provided equally by CCF and AHA. Funding applies to one of AHA's research award: Career Development Grant, Innovative Project Award or Transformational Project Award.

Application Process

Interested parties should submit through AHA's Applications Information page. More information on AHA’s Research Partnership Programs can be found on AHA's website. The 2017-2018 submission deadlines are posted on AHA's Application Deadlines page.

Selection Process

AHA will conduct the grant review under their standard peer review system. CCF will then select a project from a list of meritorious applications approved for funding.
 

CCF & American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Early Career Research Award

Purpose

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) research program with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was established to increase basic and clinical studies on pediatric cardiomyopathy and encourage young investigators to pursue cardiac research.

Eligibility

Investigators must meet AAP's grant application requirements, be a pediatric cardiologist with five or less years of post fellowship work, and have a research interest in cardiomyopathy.

Funding

The Early Career Research Award will provide a $50,000 stipend (direct costs only) for a one-year period. Funding will be provided by CCF and administered by AAP's Section on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery.

Application Process

Interested parties should submit an application to AAP's Section on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (SOCCS). The application deadline for the 2018 award is April 1 by 5:00 pm EST. Grant guidelines and the application are downloadable from the AAP (SOCCS) awards page.

Selection Process

Research proposals will be reviewed by AAP's SOCCS Executive Committee. The presentation of the AAP & CCF award will take place during AAP's National Conference & Exhibition in early November 2018.

The presentation of the AAP & CCF award will take place during AAP's National Conference & Exhibition in early November 2018.

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