We will begin accepting submission for our 2019 Grant Cycle on September 6, 2018. Letters of Intent (LOI) for our 2019 Grant Cycle are due October 30, 2018 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:

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.


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.

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Investigators who wish to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) describing a project that fits within The Pablove Foundation Childhood Research Grants project priority areas must complete the proposalCENTRAL LOI instructions and include the following:

  1. Applicant Profile, including:
    1. Contact Information
    2. Institutional Information
    3. Educational Background
    4. Research Interests
    5. Publication History
    6. Current and Pending Support
  2. Project Summary, including:
    1. Lay Summary
    2. Scientific Summary including:
      1. Specific Aims
      2. Rationale and Approach
      3. Innovation, Potential and future Patient Benefit
  3. Budget Summary for one year
  4. Relevant references to support the PI’s hypothesis must be uploaded as a PDF and limited to 1 page
  5. NIH Biosketch, uploaded as a PDF

To begin the LOI Process, please create an account or login here. (NOTE: You must click “login” to begin the proposal process.) Once you create an account, you can save and come back to your application at any time.

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For questions about the Pablove Grant process, please email grants@pablove.org. No phone calls regarding pending applications, please.

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