Information for Researchers
This website was developed by the ACPA Research Committee to assist members in identifying sources of financial support for research activities and to encourage interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research efforts.
Americleft is an ACPA sponsored project to develop inter-center collaborative outcome studies in several disciplines. Read more.
Cleft Palate Foundation Research Grants
Each year CPF offers five grants to support basic science and clinical research in the areas of biology and etiology, therapy, innovative advances in technology and other topics related to cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. The sponsors of these grants are CPF; the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Rosemont, Illinois; and Synthes CMF of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Americleft Outcomes Project
Americleft is an ACPA sponsored project to develop inter-center collaborative outcome studies in several disciplines.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.
American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
The foundation reviews applications annually on a competitive basis for awards in biomedical investigations as well as for areas of orthodontic education and support of faculty.
- American Dental Association
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
For ASMS members
American Speech-Hearing-Language Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the professional organization for speech-language pathology, audiology and communication science provides information grants and funding available through ASHA and related agencies.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation)
The ASHFoundation offers a research grant program that consists of seven different types of funding opportunities for new and seasoned investigators for basic and clinical research, speech science, audiology and child language.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes provides grants to researchers, with the goal of understanding the causes of birth defects and developing new ways to prevent and treat them. Letters of Intent for the March of Dimes Research Program are due annually on April 30 for possible funding to begin on the following June 1.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The NICHD supports research focusing on a variety of topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations, including birth defects, developmental disabilities, events occurring during pregnancy, growth and development, and enhancing function throughout the life span.
National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), offers various types of grants supporting basic and clinical research on dental, oral, and craniofacial health.
- Plastic Surgery Foundation
Smile Train Education and Training Grant
The Smile Train supports grants focusing on the development and delivery of advanced in-country teaching and education programs in cleft lip and palate.