Hydrocephalus Association Grants

2024 Innovator Award

LOI Due: March 28, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: June 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for innovative research that has the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus. The Innovator Award provides seed funding for research projects aligned with the Hydrocephalus Community Research Priorities.

 

 

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INNOVATOR AWARD

2024 Accelerator Award

LOI Due:  April 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET (new deadline)
Full Application Due: June 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET

The Accelerator Award support research towards preventing hydrocephalus or developing a non-invasive treatment at any stage of the bench-to-bedside research pipeline. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal will move their research to the next level. Examples of this include transitioning research from in vitro studies to animal models, advancing from small animal models to larger species, or progressing from animal models to clinical research.

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

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Accelerator AWARD
This year, HA is offering two faculty-level award opportunities.
Use the guidelines above to decide which award to apply for. Applicants may only apply for one type of award each year.

2024 Next Generation Travel Award

Due: April 30, 2024, 5pm ET

Applications are being solicited by the Hydrocephalus Association for the Next Generation Travel Awards to attend the 2024 National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HA Connect. The 2024 National Conference on Hydrocephalus is a biennial event that brings together renowned clinicians, scientists, and the hydrocephalus patient community. This award encourages early career 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.

Contact: Samantha@hydroassoc.org

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2024 Engineering in Hydrocephalus Prize

Due: June 18, 2024, 5pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is soliciting applications for the 2024 Engineering in Hydrocephalus Prize. HA will recognize and award prizes to selected hydrocephalus projects in engineering. Projects will be scored based on scientific merit and innovation in engineering designs that address the challenges of hydrocephalus. This opportunity is open to graduate and undergraduate engineering students with a mentored project.

Contact: Samantha@hydroassoc.org

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Epidemiology Challenge Award

2024 Epidemiology Challenge Award

Informational session: July 16, 2024, 1pm ET via Zoom webinar

Due: September 9, 2024, 5pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is committed to developing reliable data on the epidemiology and economic impact of hydrocephalus. In line with this goal, the Hydrocephalus Association is offering the 2024 Epidemiology Challenge Award to support one year of focused research that utilizes an existing database to reveal new insights into the incidence and/or prevalence of hydrocephalus or the health economic costs of hydrocephalus. Outcomes from the award will contribute directly to advocacy and education initiatives of the Association and serve as a building block toward a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology and economic burden of hydrocephalus in the very near future.

The Epidemiology Challenge Award will support an advanced trainee or scientist with strong methods expertise in epidemiology and/or biostatistics to conduct a focused project on the incidence and/or prevalence of hydrocephalus using a pre-existing dataset.

Contact: Samantha@hydroassoc.org

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2024 Neuropsychology & Cognition Award

Due: September 2024

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is committed to bringing research approaches to improving neuropsychology and cognitive outcomes in those living with hydrocephalus. This aspect to improving quality of life was amongst HA's top community research priorities and an often-overlooked need in those with hydrocephalus. Neuropsychology and cognitive measures need more attention as outcomes of treatment. Better understanding the outcomes will not only help reduce the distressing uncertainties faced by patients and families, but also provide a basis for early preventive or mitigative interventions across the lifespan.

Application coming soon

2024 Cynthia Solomon Resident's Prize in Hydrocephalus

One way the Hydrocephalus Association promotes research and leadership in hydrocephalus is through our annual Resident’s Prize. This prize is awarded each year to the most promising hydrocephalus-related research paper presented by a neurosurgical resident at the Pediatric Section meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AANS/CNS). The prize is designed to encourage young doctors to focus their research efforts on advancing treatment and care of individuals with hydrocephalus.

Cynthia Solomon, a co-founder and enduring advocate of HA, conceived the concept of the Resident’s Prize in 1998 to motivate neurosurgical residents to actively participate in research endeavors. To pay tribute to Cynthia's profound influence, this award underwent a renaming during our 40th anniversary celebrations in 2023. It will now be officially known as The Cynthia Solomon Resident’s Prize in Hydrocephalus, encapsulating her lasting legacy and dedication to advancing hydrocephalus research.

Apply through AANS/CNS abstract submission process

Grant Archive (2015-2023)

2023 Innovator Awards 

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LOI DUE: Tuesday, March 28 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Thursday, June 1 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for innovative research that has the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus. The Innovator Award provides seed funding for research projects aligned with the Hydrocephalus Community Research Priorities.

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)

2022 Innovator Awards

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LOI DUE: Tuesday, May, 17 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Thursday, July 28 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on any etiology of hydrocephalus. The Innovator Award provides seed funding for innovative research which has the potential to transform the field of hydrocephalus. This award will support research projects aligned with the Hydrocephalus Community Research Priorities.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)
Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)


Young Investigator Travel Award: 2022 National Conference on Hydrocephalus

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Full Application Due: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm (local time)

Applications are being solicited by the Hydrocephalus Association for the Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend the 2022 National Conference on Hydrocephalus. The 2022 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.

Click HERE for full RFA and Application Details

2021 Innovator Awards

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LOI DUE: Thursday, May, 13 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Tuesday, July 27 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on any etiology of hydrocephalus. The Innovator Award provides seed funding for innovative, non-incremental research to transform the field of hydrocephalus through the understanding of disease mechanisms and/or the development of novel therapies and treatment approaches to prevent, modify, or manage the condition.

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2021 Ralph Kistler Research Internship

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Full Application Due: Friday, March 26th, 2021

The Hydrocephalus Association seeks applicants for the Ralph Kistler Research Internship. The internship is for undergraduate college students who are interested in the sciences, public health, and non-profit operations.

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2020 Innovator Awards

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LOI DUE: Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Tuesday, July 21 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 high-quality, innovative research that potentially improves hydrocephalus treatments and outcomes or changes our understanding of hydrocephalus.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)
Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)


Young Investigator Travel Award: 2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus

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Full Application Due: Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 pm (local time)

Applications are being solicited by the Hydrocephalus Association for the Young Investigator Travel Awards to attend the 2020 National Conference on Hydrocephalus. The 2020 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.

Click HERE for full RFA and Application Details

Bridge Fund

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Full Application Due: Rolling through the end of 2019 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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2019 Innovator Awards

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LOI DUE: Wednesday, May 29 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Wednesday, August 14 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 high-quality, innovative research which potentially changes our understanding of hydrocephalus or improves treatments and outcomes.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)
Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)

Discovery Science Award for Postinfectious Hydrocephalus

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LOI DUE: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:00 pm ET
Full Application Due: Tuesday, October 30 at 5:00 pm ET

The Hydrocephalus Association is soliciting applications for research on pediatric and adult onset postinfectious 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.

The award provides funding for up to three (3) years. Proposals must be submitted for actual costs between $150,000 and $273,000 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 $600,000 (2 awards). The number of awards made will depend on the quality of the applications received and the research priorities determined by the Hydrocephalus Association.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)
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2018 Innovator Awards

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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.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details (members)
Click HERE to download the RFA (non-members)


Discovery Science Award for Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus,/span>

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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.

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

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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.

Click HERE for full RFA and Application Details

Innovator Awards: Postinfectious & Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

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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.

Click HERE for full RFA, LOI, and Application Details

Innovator Awards: Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

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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.

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Innovator Awards: Hydrocephalus Therapeutics Research

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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.

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