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The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) - $25,000 to US $50,000 | DEADLINE: June 12, 2015

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce the availability of one-year research grants for studies focused on all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy (Dilated, Hypertrophic, Restrictive, Left Ventricular Non-Compaction or Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy).

Please visit CCF’s website for application guidelines and to view past grant awards. For more information, contact Lisa Yue, founding executive director, at

$100,000 Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science | DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.

Nomination guidelines and forms can be found at:

IPRF Early Investigators' Exchange Program - (2) Awards at $20,000 | DEADLINE: September 1, 2014

The Early Investigators’ Exchange Program is funded by the International Pediatric Research Foundation to promote basic, clinical, and translational research directed to the prevention, causes, and treatment of pediatric diseases. The program promotes pediatric research through short-term, international research exchanges (<12 months) for investigators in the early phase of their career. The program encourages research groups to share methodology and content expertise and promote international collaboration. The funding limit is $20,000 USD and the deadline for applications is September 1st 2014. One to two grant proposals are funded each year.

Pediatric Research Best Paper Travel Award - (2) Awards at $2,500 each | DEADLINE: April 1, 2014

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The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting.

There are TWO pathways to nominate a Best Paper junior author.

  • Senior authors may nominate junior first authors and their papers published in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH during the past calendar year.
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  • Members of APS/SPR/ESPR may nominate the junior author on a particularly stellar article in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH that was published in the past calendar year. If you are a member of the organization(s) and would like to nominate a junior author, please contact the Editorial Office for specific information regarding the article at

A "junior author" is defined as an early career investigator with less than 5 published papers. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014.

An international jury will select the two best nominations and make a recommendation to the IPRF council. Papers will be judged on the basis of (1) novelty, (2) expected impact, and (3) clarity of presentation. Decisions will be made by mid-April 2014, allowing the two winners to attend an upcoming PAS or ESPR meeting.

For specific information about nomination requirements, please contact the Editorial Office at