CPIRF recently released a request for proposals on a new research initiative regarding prevention and cure of white matter brain injury leading to cerebral palsy among premature infants.
This funding opportunity announcement invites applications to support innovative research and/or infrastructural needs leading to prevention and/or cure of cerebral palsy due to white matter injury among preterm infants. The proposed research aims should address one or more novel approaches to prevention and/or cure and lead to a human application within the project period (i.e. five years or less). Importantly, this project should serve as the foundation of the establishment of an integrated, interdisciplinary Cerebral Palsy Center of Research Excellence (CPCRE), focused on prevention and/or cure of cerebral palsy, which will endure and flourish beyond the timeframe of this particular project.
Letters of intent to submit a proposal are due October 1, 2013. Competition is limited to academic medical centers in the United States. Contact Jacqueline M. Carmosino, Administrative Director for more details.
James A. Blackman, MD, MPH