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 initiatives on pediatric cardiomyopathy are focused on advancing medical knowledge, standardizing diagnostic and treatment guidelines, and developing targeted therapies.
Over the years, CCF has developed funding partnerships with the National Institutes of Health-funded Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry (PCMR), American Heart Association (AHA), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to support basic science, clinical, population/epidemiologic, and translational research on cardiomyopathies affecting children aged 18 years and younger. This includes single and multi-center studies on dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy as it relates to the pediatric population. View past CCF grant awards.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interested parties should submit an application to AAP's Section on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (SOCCS). The application deadline for the 2020 award has been extended to April 22nd. Grant guidelines and the application are downloadable from the AAP (SOCCS) awards page.
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 October 2020.
The presentation of research results will take place during AAP's National Conference & Exhibition in October 2021.