Hydrocephalus Association Grants

2018 Grants


2018 Innovator Awards [This award is active]

LOI DUE: Thursday, June 7 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Wednesday, August 15 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on any etiology of hydrocephalus. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for bold and innovative research with the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of novel therapies and treatment approaches.

Please note, you need to be a HANDS member to apply. Membership is free. Sign up here.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)

Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)


Bridge Fund (Pilot Program) [This award is active]

Full Application Due: Rolling through the end of 2018 or until funding is exhausted.
Eligibility: Previously-funded HA researchers only. Application must be submitted within one year after the end of the HA-funded project.

The Bridge Fund is intended to provide funding for small, short term projects that achieve a specific, clearly defined deliverable. The proposed experiments must be directly related to the previously funded HA award, the deliverable must represent a significant step in advancing hydrocephalus research, and the investigator must be actively seeking other sources of funding for this project. Only high-impact proposals will be considered.

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Discovery Science Award for Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus [This award has closed]

LOI DUE: Thursday, March 15 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Wednesday, May 16 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on pediatric and adult onset posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. The goals of this initiative are to provide funding for bold and innovative research with the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of novel therapies and treatment approaches.

The award provides funding for up to three (3) years. Proposals must be submitted for actual costs between $150,000 and $270,000 total over the duration of the grant. The Facilities and Administrative (F&A) cost rate is capped at 10% of direct costs for this award. Total funding through this RFA is expected to be $900,000. The number of awards made will depend on the quality of the applications received and the research priorities determined by the Hydrocephalus Association.

Please note, you need to be a HANDS member to apply. Membership is free. Sign up here.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)

Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)


Young Investigator Travel Award: 2018 National Conference on Hydrocephalus [This award has closed]

Full Application Due: Wednesday, January 10 at 5:00 pm (local time)

Applications are being solicited by the Hydrocephalus Association for the Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend the 2018 National Conference on Hydrocephalus. The 2018 National Conference on Hydrocephalus is a biennial event that brings together renowned clinicians, scientists, and the hydrocephalus patient community. This award encourages young hydrocephalus researchers to attend the National Conference, meet individuals affected by the condition and their families, interact with leading clinicians and scientists, and improve their understanding of hydrocephalus and the needs of this community.

Please note, you need to be a HANDS member to apply. Membership is free. Sign up here.

Click HERE for full RFA and Application Details

2017 Grants


Innovator Awards: Postinfectious & Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus [This award has closed]

LOI DUE: Thursday, February 23 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Tuesday, April 11 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on postinfectious and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for bold and innovative research with the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of novel therapies and treatment approaches.

Please note, you need to be a HANDS member to apply. Membership is free. Sign up here.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details

2016 Grants


Innovator Awards: Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus [This award has closed]

LOI DUE: September 1, 2016
Full Application Due: November 3, 2016

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for bold and innovative research with the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of novel therapies and treatment approaches.

Please note, you need to be a HANDS member to apply. Membership is free. Sign up here.

Click Here for full RFA and Application Details

2015 Grants


Innovator Awards: Hydrocephalus Therapeutics Research [This award has closed]

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications from investigators for Innovator Awards to be used for understanding disease mechanisms and the identification and pre-clinical testing of therapies to prevent or reverse all forms of hydrocephalus. The goal of this initiative is to provide seed funding for bold and innovative research with the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and the development of novel therapies.

Click Here for the full RFA and Application Details