We provide funding so the brightest minds in pediatric cancer research can find the next big breakthrough.
What We Fund
To call pediatric cancer research “underfunded” is putting it lightly. Among the 12 different types of childhood cancers – yes, there are 12, with dozens of subtypes – the rarest of cancers go for decades without any progress.
Although we’ve made great strides in treating some childhood cancers in the past 50 years, current treatment protocols cause long-term, chronic health problems for survivors like organ damage, fertility issues, and even secondary cancers.
We seek solutions for the underdogs – the rare childhood cancers – so kids living with cancer don’t just survive, but thrive.
Since 2010, we have awarded $1,150,000 in Childhood Cancer Research Grants to sixteen institutions worldwide. Our researchers are searching for more effective treatment options, and for a better understanding of how childhood cancers behave.
Apply for a Grant
The deadline for our 2015 Childhood Cancer Research Grants cycle has now passed. Applicants will be notified of their status on or before May 31, 2015.
The purpose of our research grants is to fund senior postdoctoral fellows/junior faculty (M.D. or Ph.D.) or to provide seed money to established investigators for innovative basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research directed to pediatric and adolescent cancer. Applications that focus on rare childhood cancers will be given preference. Applications from senior fellows and junior faculty investigators are particularly encouraged. To be added to the notification list for future research grant opportunities, please email email@example.com with your name, title, institution, and research area of interest.
If you have questions about our research grant process or guidelines, please contact Grants Administrator Megan McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org.