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Research Awards

National CMV's Research Award Program

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 is currently closed. Stay tuned for updates!

Cameron - Arizona

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