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Our Programs

Education & Programming

National CMV'S programs deliver education about congenital CMV to women of childbearing age through strategic partnerships, public health initiatives, and grassroots advocacy efforts, and we fund research regarding CMV prevention, treatment, and intervention. Learn more about our impact below.

Public Health Awareness Mini Grant

National CMV is seeking proposals for projects that will increase cCMV awareness in the United States. We anticipate funding up to 3 proposals for the July 30, 2018 to July 30, 2019 year at an amount not to exceed $7,500 each. Grant activities during the year period may be one-time events or ongoing projects. Applications may be submitted by any United States-based private or public-sector organization, including any non-profit or for-profit organization or any unit of local, state, or federal government. 

Grant Title:  Raising Awareness of Congenital CMV
Selection Method: Competitive Bid
Mini-grant Period: July 30, 2018 to July 30, 2019
Mini-grant Extension: This grant has no annual renewal; grantees must reapply yearly.
Award Amount: Up to $7,500
Funding Cycle: 1 Year
Number of Awards: Up to 3
Issuing Agency: National CMV Foundation, PO Box 18322 Tampa, Florida 33679

Award Annoucement RFA

Application Submission Date: July 15, 2018 by 5:00pm Mountain Time. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Submit your application to Alyson Ward at grants@nationalcmv.org.

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

The 2018 application period will be announced late summer. Stay tuned for updates!
The doctors knew Cameron's problem was viral, but they couldn't pinpoint the virus. Finally, after about 2 days, my placenta lab test came back and it was infected with CMV. I was so relieved that Cameron was going to survive, but I was not ready for the next bombshell. The NICU doctor told us that as a result of is brain damage, Cameron would not be able to “walk, talk or learn."
— Julie, Mother