Apply For a Seed Grant

We will begin accepting submission for our 2020 Powered by Pablove Seed Grants on September 6, 2019. Letters of Intent are due October 30, 2019 5pm EST. To begin the application process, login here

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 an award of $50,000 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?

Senior postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who hold M.D.s or Ph.D.s are eligible for this career development award. In addition, established scientists who are re-directing their research are also eligible to apply for seed funding. Non-US Citizens and international institutions are eligible to apply.

What Can the Funds Be Used For?

$50,000 may be used for direct costs that cover investigators’ salaries, supplies, technical help and travel. In lieu of indirect costs, a maximum of 5% of the grant amount will be provided to sponsoring institutions upon submission of the progress report. The funds cover one year of funding. Grantees who wish to continue gathering preliminary data to prepare for support past the seed stage may apply for an additional year of funding.

What is The Review Process?

The first stage of providing a fair and expert review for grant applications submitted to The Pablove Foundation consists of scientific peer review by a group of highly esteemed scientists who make up our Scientific Advisory Committee. Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) through the proposalCENTRAL system.(NOTE: You must click “login” to begin the proposal process.) All LOIs are vetted through a competitive peer review process. Based on scores, a limited number of applicants whose LOIs are deemed most meritorious will be invited to submit Full Research Proposals to be considered for the available grants. The peer review panel uses standard guidelines for scoring applicants with an emphasis on innovation, scientific rigor, and relevance to the mission of The Pablove Foundation. The Scientific Advisory Committee panel recommendations are then reviewed by The Pablove Foundation Board of Directors who make the final decision on which projects to fund. While review critiques will be returned to the proposal PI, final scores will not be provided.

How Can I get help?

For questions about The Pablove Foundation grant process, please email grants@pablove.org. No phone calls regarding pending applications, please.

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

General Grant Timeline

  • Early/Mid September – LOI Process Open
  • Late October – Deadline for LOIs
  • Mid-January – LOI Applicants Notified of Status and Full Application Process Open to Invited PIs
  • March – Full Application Deadline
  • May/June – Grantee Award Notification
  • July 1 – Award Start Date