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 Awards to attend the 2022 Ninth Biennial Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation Scientific & Educational Symposium and National Family Conference in Tulsa, OK.

The next grant cycle begins January 14, 2022
Letters of Intent deadline: February 28, 2022*
Application deadline: March 30, 2022
Award notification: April 29, 2022
Grant checks mailed: May 2022*

*Once a Letter of Intent has been submitted, proceed with the remainder of the application. The purpose of the Letter of Intent is to help the Research Committee to obtain the appropriate reviewers for your application.



The Foundation has previously approved grants for the following projects: