Saint Baldrick’s Foundation Awards

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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 United States, and may either hold an M.D. or a Ph.D. Funds may not be used for embryonic stem cell research. Three major grant programs are offered.

Consortium Research Grants

For both basic and clinical research. Awards will be for $100,000 to $500,000 per year for five (5) years, up to a total of $2,500,000.

Research Grants

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 five (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 U.S. 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 three (3) years, with a total of $330,000.

Limited Submission

The Dean of the SMD may nominate one applicant in each funding category.

Internal Process

Faculty who wish to be considered for nomination should submit an expression of interest to Catherine Muzytchuk ( 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:


Deadline: The LOI deadline is January 31, 2013, with invited full proposals due April 6th. Per university policy, faculty members are expected to submit their applications five (5) days early (January 25th) and provide Dr. Paul A. Spengler in Foundation Relations with a final draft ten (10) days early (January 21st).


Faculty with questions should contact Dr. Paul A. Spengler, Director of Foundation Relations, at or 276-3955. Dr. Spengler will work with nominated faculty to submit their LOIs and applications.


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