Apply For a Seed Grant

Our 2021 grants have been awarded. Please check back in early 2022 for updated information on our next Powered by Pablove 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 an award of $50,000 to conduct innovative, cutting edge investigations, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers. 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:

In addition, there are designated funds to specifically support projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS).

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.

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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?

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 our 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 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.

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

Review critiques will be provided to the proposal PI who participates in the full proposal stage.

How Can I get help?

For questions about The Pablove Foundation grant process, please email

For technical support contact proposalCENTRAL Customer Support by e-mail or by phone. E-mail: 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


Letter of Intent (LOI) Guidelines

Full Proposal Guidelines

Research Plan Instructions

General Grant Timeline