Small Grants

The CdLS Foundation offers grants to researchers who are studying various aspects of CdLS


The goal of the small grants program is to have research projects that provide insight into the causes of CdLS, as well as evaluate potential ways to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by this syndrome. Awardees present their findings at the biennial CdLS Scientific and Educational Symposium.

Past research topics included: molecular interactions of NIPBL, immunodeficiency, cohesin and sleep patterns.



Please note, this year our grant award will be Travel Award to attend the 2020 Ninth Biennial Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation Scientific & Educational Symposium and National Family Conference in Tulsa, OK.


The next grant cycle begins January 14, 2020
Application deadline: February 28, 2020
Award notification: April 31, 2020





The Foundation has previously approved grants for the following projects: