Funding Opportunities - December 2012
Saint Baldrick’s Foundation
Saint Baldrick’s Foundation funds research in childhood cancer. Grants may be submitted for either basic or clinical research. Applicants must be at a Children’s Oncology Group Institution in the U.S. Applicants may be either M.D. or Ph.D. Funds may not be used for embryonic stem cell research. Three major grant programs are offered.
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Consortium Research Grants
For both basic and clinical research. Awards will be for $100,000 to $500,000 per year for 5 years, up to a total of $2,500,000.
For both basic and clinical research. Awards are for one year and are for up to $100,000.
Saint Baldrick’s Scholars
For early career investigators. For M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. researchers. Applicants must have completed a pediatric oncology fellowship or equivalent training. Applicants must be in a faculty-level position at an academic or research institution and must have been in such a position for no more than 5 years as of April 6, 2013. Applicants must have a sponsor who provides supervision, facilities and research support from a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at an American Board of Pediatrics approved program. Applicants need not be US citizens but must be associated with an American Board of Pediatrics approved program. Participation in St. Baldrick’s Foundation activities may be used as a tie-breaker in funding decisions. The award is for $100,000 annually for 3 years, total of $330,000.
Limited Submission: The dean of the SMD may nominate one applicant in each funding category.
Deadline: The LOI deadline is January 31, 2013 with invited full proposals due April 6th. Per university policy, faculty are expected to submit their applications 5 days (January 25th) early and furnish Dr. Paul A. Spengler in Foundation Relations with a final draft 10 days early January 21st).
Faculty with questions should contact Dr. Paul A. Spengler, Director of Foundation Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-3955. Dr. Spengler will work with nominated faculty to submit their LOIs and applications.
Internal Process: Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should submit an expression of interest to Catherine Muzytchuk (Catherine_muzytchuk@urmc.rochester.edu) in the SMD Dean’s Office by December 14, 2012 with the words SAINT BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION and the title of the specific research program (CONSORTIUM RESEARCH GRANT, RESEARCH GRANT, or SAINT BALDRICK’S SCHOLAR) in the subject line. The expression of interest must include the following forms: (1) cover page, (2) chair’s letter, (3) three-page abstract, and (4) biosketch or CV using the attached forms.
Other Funding Opportunities
American Association for Cancer Research
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy