Established in 2011, the Little Giraffe Foundation funds neonatal research and supports patients and parents of the NICU. The foundation is dedicated to the memory and unrealized potential of Cheyenne, the founder's daughter, who at 590 grams was tough and determined but was lost to the world too soon.
The foundation currently is accepting applications for its 2019 Neonatal Research Initiative. Through the initiative, grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 will be awarded to qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals, and research institutions in support of research that addresses both the long-term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth.
Research subjects identified by the foundation as appropriate for support through the program include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. Studies related to the development of educational interventions or to address quality improvement initiatives will not be considered for funding.
Letters of Intent are due July 20. Applications will then be evaluated by the funding committee.
To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S.-based research institution. The foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.
See the Little Giraffe Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.