Our Programs

Awareness & Research Programs

The National CMV Foundation is committed to putting dollars behind regional, state and national education programs to raise awareness about congenital CMV amongst women of childbearing age AND in furthering CMV-specific research to eliminate congenital CMV for the next generation.


Interested in co-branding material for distribution in your area? We are continually developing new and refining existing collateral to best reach and engage our target audiences. Email advocacy@nationalcmv.org if you'd like to discuss a potential partnership opportunity. 


National CMV is currently funding two research awards in 2017.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS) CMV Fellowship Award for CMV Research
The PIDS Fellowship Award for CMV Research, supported by the National CMV Foundation, will specifically fund research related to congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV). This award is a two-year award ($22,500 per year) for trainees with an MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degree. All applicants must have a mentor (primary or co-supervisor) who is an active PIDS member. 

The application period for this fellowship award has closed. Learn more about our 2017 recipient and her proposed research!


Early Career Congenital CMV Research Award 
The National CMV Foundation is pleased to announce a $10,000 award to fund innovative research related to maternal or congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. This award is made possible by individual, charitable contributions to the National CMV Foundation in support of research that will lead to the elimination of disabilities due to congenital CMV infection.

The goal of this award is to encourage early career researchers to pursue research on maternal or congenital CMV infections. The award can fund or be applied to projects in areas including public health, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, basic science, or vaccine development.

Trainees and junior faculty may apply.

The Request for Application (RFA), Application Form and Biographical Sketch Form are available for download at the links below. 

Award Announcement RFA                    Application Form                     Biographical Sketch Form    

Applications must be submitted electronically to research@nationalcmv.org by 8:00 pm EDT on Monday, October 16, 2017.