Apply For a Seed Grant

We are currently not accepting grant applications. The LOI deadline for our 2022 Powered by Pablove Seed Grants has already passed. Selected applicants will be invited via email in June 2022 to submit a full proposal. Check back again in late summer for updates on our next grant cycle. 

What Powered by Pablove Research Grants Fund

The Pablove Foundation invites pediatric cancer researchers to apply for our Powered by Pablove Seed Grant Program, which provides funds to conduct innovative, cutting edge investigations, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers. In addition, projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) will be considered. Our seed grants serve to advance the work of our researchers to qualify for larger grants, federal funding and clinical trial. The Pablove Foundation is interested in principal investigators who will join us in taking risks, pushing for new solutions, and harnessing the transformative power of science in their research in the following broad areas:

  • Mechanisms of Disease
  • Genetics
  • Preclinical Models
  • Biomarkers and Surrogate Markers
  • Prognostic Factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Innovative Clinical Therapeutic Trials
  • Minimal Residual Disease Detection
  • Treatment
  • Supportive Care and Prevention
  • Amelioration of Long-Term Effects of Therapy

By seeking answers and adding to the body of knowledge in pediatric cancer research, The Pablove Foundation will make an impact on the lives of children who are affected by childhood cancer.

FAQs

Who is Eligible to Apply?

All our Powered by Pablove Seed Grants are designed for researchers currently towards the end of their clinical fellowship or postdoctoral training or within five (5) years of completion of training. 

Applicants must have an MD or PhD or equivalent degree. 

International applicants and institutions are welcome to apply for all grants; there is no residency requirement. 

Past Powered by Pablove grant recipients are not eligible to apply. 

How Much Do We Fund?

The Pablove Foundation is offering two (2) separate grant opportunities this year. Please make sure to select the appropriate application in proposalCENTRAL. 

Powered by Pablove Seed Grants provide $50,000 in direct costs for 1 year of funding. Upon timely submission of the required deliverables, an additional 5% of the award amount (up to $2,500) will be provided to the sponsoring institutions to cover indirect costs (F&A) at the end of the grant’s performance period.

Expanded Powered by Pablove Seed Grants provide $100,000 in direct costs for 2 years of funding. Upon timely submission of the required deliverables, an additional 5% of the award amount (up to $5,000) will be provided to the sponsoring institutions to cover indirect costs (F&A) at the end of the grant’s performance period.

What Can the Funds Be Used For?

All direct funds may be used for direct costs that cover investigators’ salaries (including key personnel other than the PI), supplies, technical help, small equipment directly related to the proposed project, and travel. Indirect (F&A) costs, other than described above, are not allowed, and purchases of capital equipment are strongly discouraged and are typically not approved.

What is the Difference Between the 'Seed Grant' Award and the 'Expanded Seed Grant' Award?

While both awards are intended for early career researchers, the expanded seed grant provides additional funds for a longer time period. See the chart below for a side by side comparison.

Seed Grant Expanded Seed Grant
Award Amount $50K seed grant $100K extended seed grant
Award Duration 1 year 2 years
Feasibility Reasonable to attain within one year Exceeds what can be attained within one year
Stage of new research Testing something entirely new; minimal preliminary data Learning more about a new idea; some preliminary data
Stage of training At the time of application, the applicant should be in their final year of fellowship training (clinical or post-doctoral) or first 5 years after completion of training. At the time of application, the applicant should be in their final year of fellowship training (clinical or post-doctoral) or first 5 years after completion of training.

 

can I submit more than one (1) LOI?

No. Multiple LOI submissions for the same principal investigator, even if for different grant opportunities, are not allowed.

What is The Review Process?

Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the proposalCENTRAL system. All LOIs will be vetted through a competitive peer review process by the Pablove Foundation  Scientific Advisory Committee. Based on their scores, a limited number of the most meritorious LOIs will be invited to submit Full Research Proposals to be considered for the available grant funding.  The Pablove Foundation does not provide critiques for LOI applicants.

For full proposals, the Pablove Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee peer review panel uses standard NIH guidelines for scoring applicants with an emphasis on innovation, approach, as well as relevance to the mission of The Pablove Foundation. Review critiques will be provided to the proposal PI who participates in the full proposal stage. 

The final decision on which projects to fund is made by the Pablove Foundation Board of Directors.

How Can I get help?

For questions about The Pablove Foundation grant process, please email grants@pablove.org.

For technical support contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support by e-mail or by phone. E-mail: pcsupport@altum.com Phone: 800 875 2562 (Toll-free U.S. and Canada) or +1 703 964 5840 (Direct Dial International) Normal Business Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Time

Projected Grant Timeline

February: LOI application open 

April 4, 2022: LOI deadline

May: LOI applicants notified of status; Full application process open to invited PIs

July 12, 2022: Full application deadline

September: Grantee award notification