Research Grants

Science is the Cure Grant

The Science is the Cure Research grant supports innovative, novel preclinical hypothesis-driven studies that are necessary in order to move into clinical trials with a focus on Blood Cancer, Immunotherapy and Solid Tumors with applications to pediatric cancer.  Kids Beating Cancer awards two Science is the Cure research grants for up to $200,000 conducted on a bi-annual basis.

Application Timeline

A letter of intent must be received by the submission deadline indicating interest in applying for the Science is the Cure research grant.  If invited, a full proposal must be submitted by the specific cycle deadline that meets all Kids Beating Cancer guidelines and criteria to be accepted and reviewed by the Kids Beating Cancer Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Letter of Intent Cycle II Submission Due Date …………………………………………….. December 15, 2023
  • Invitation to Apply notification …………………………………………………………………… December 30, 2023
  • Proposal Submission Cycle II ………………………………………………………………………. January 30, 2024
  • Grant award notification Cycle II………………………………………………………………….. March 15, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Research must be original, novel and focus on Blood Cancer, Cellular Therapy and Solid Tumors with applications to pediatric cancer.
  • Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published; or, if previously submitted abstracts from recent prominent research conferences, such as ASPHO, ASH, ASCO, or AACR, there must be a noted significant change or advancement to the research to be eligible.
  • Applicants MAY be involved in other research grants, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and/or budgetary overlap.
  • Research institutions must be based in the United States.
  • Research institutions must have a nonprofit status or academic status.
  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and be appointed as faculty (or equivalent) at an academic institution.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research.

Download the Science is the Cure Research Grant Application Guidelines

Apply for the Science is the Cure Research Grant

 


John Voight Memorial Leukemia Grant

The John Voight Memorial Leukemia Grant aims to bring today’s leukemia discoveries to tomorrow’s cures. Our vision is to move pediatric cancer knowledge forward by developing new treatments for pediatric leukemia. Kids Beating Cancer funds pediatric leukemia research grants during two cycles per year up to $300,000 per grant.

Application Timeline

A letter of intent must be received by the submission deadline indicating interest in applying for the John Voight Memorial Leukemia Research Grant.  If invited, a full proposal must be submitted by the specific cycle deadline that meets all Kids Beating Cancer guidelines and criteria to be accepted and reviewed by the Kids Beating Cancer Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Letter of Intent Cycle II Submission Due Date …………………………………………….. December 15, 2023
  • Invitation to Apply notification …………………………………………………………………… December 30, 2023
  • Proposal Submission Cycle II ………………………………………………………………………. January 30, 2024
  • Grant award notification Cycle II………………………………………………………………….. March 15, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Research must be original, novel and focus on Leukemia with applications to pediatric cancer.
  • Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published; or, if previously submitted abstracts from recent prominent research conferences, such as ASPHO, ASH, ASCO, or AACR, there must be a noted significant change or advancement to the research to be eligible.
  • Applicants MAY be involved in other research grants, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and/or budgetary overlap.
  • Research institutions must be based in the United States.
  • Research institutions must have a nonprofit status or academic status.
  • Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent and be appointed as faculty (or equivalent) at an academic institution.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research.

Download the John Voight Memorial Leukemia Research Grant Application Guidelines

Apply for the Science is the Cure Research Grant

 


Emerging Scientist Grant

The Emerging Scientist Grant aims to develop graduate students into tomorrow’s scientific leaders by providing grants to students pursuing a future career in pediatric cancer research. The Emerging Scientist Grant is designed for graduate students pursuing a master’s degree, PhD, or medical degree.

The goal of the Emerging Scientist grant is to expose students to the field of pediatric cancer research while working on a research project. Students are required to work with a mentor to be eligible for this grant.  Students may work on an ongoing research project conducted by their mentor or begin their own research project with their mentor. Students may pursue their research at their own institution or at another institution and the duration of their internship should last 8-10 weeks. Kids Beating Cancer awards two $7,000 grants and five $5,000 on an annual basis.

Application Timeline

A full application must be received by the submission deadline that meets all Kids Beating Cancer guidelines and criteria to be accepted and reviewed by the Kids Beating Cancer Scientific Advisory Board.

  • Grant Application Deadline ………………………………………………………………..………. May 15, 2024
  • Grant Award Notification …………………………………………………………………..……….. June 1, 2024
  • Project Report Deadline ………….………………………………………………………………….. October 1, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grant applicant must be a graduate student enrolled in an accredited institution pursuing a master’s degree, PhD, or medical degree.
  • Grant applicants must work directly with a mentor.
  • Mentors must work in the field of pediatric cancer research in the United States.
  • Mentors must submit a letter of support with the grant application.
  • Research must be applicable to pediatric cancer.
  • Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published; or, if previously submitted abstracts from recent prominent research conferences, such as ASPHO, ASH, ASCO, or AACR, there must be a noted significant change or advancement to the research to be eligible.
  • Applicants MAY be involved in other research grants, but there must be clear documentation of mechanisms to avoid scientific and/or budgetary overlap.
  • Research institutions must have a nonprofit status or academic status.
  • Research institutions must be based in the United States.

Emerging Scientist Grant Guidelines

Apply for the Emerging Scientist Grant

 

 

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