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2018 Neonatal Research Initiative

Grants to USA Scientists, Doctors, and Nurses for Research
Focusing on the Health Needs of Children Born Prematurely

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Little Giraffe Foundation (LGF)

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Grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 to USA scientists, doctors, and nurses at USA-based universities, hospitals, and research institutions for research projects that focus on addressing both the long-term and immediate health needs of children born prematurely. Eligible research topics include genetics, basic biological processes governing development, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180927

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Little Giraffe Foundation is offering research grants in the amount of $5,000 - $10,000 for neonatal research.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation invites qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals, and research institutions, to submit applications for research grants directed at addressing both the long term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth.

All applicants must be based in the United States and represent a USA based institution. Little Giraffe Foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.

Studies related to development of educational interventions or to address quality improvement initiatives will not be considered for funding.

Indirect costs including salary, rent, utility costs, etc. are not funded.

Approval from the requesting institution's IRB is required before awards are distributed.

Pre-Application Information:

Potential applicants should submit a Letter of Intent addressed to the Little Giraffe Funding Committee summarizing the proposed studies by July 20, 2018. Information on how to submit the Letter of Intent may be found on the URL for Full Text link below.

Applications will then be evaluated by the Funding Committee and awards will be announced during the month of September.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letter of intent should be emailed to with the subject of “LGF Research Funding Request”.

Applications must be sent from an email address associated with the organization requesting the funding.

Little Giraffe Foundation
55 W. Monroe, Suite 3925,
Chicago, IL 60603 -
Email: info(at)

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