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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Investigators
for Pediatric Cancer Research Projects

Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program, Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, Open Hands Overflowing Hearts, The Truth 365 and Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer

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Funding Source:

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Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

LOI Date:

10/01/21

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International individuals for medical research projects related to pediatric cancer. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support scientists, researchers, professors, and doctors in research projects related to pediatric cancer.

A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program offers three separate grant types:

  • Postdoctoral and Clinical Research Fellow Grant: 
  • Independent Investigator Grant
  • Consortium Grant

The application must address at least one of the following priority areas related to cancer in children, adolescents and/or young adults up to age 24:

  • Innovative approaches to research that could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Basic science studies that are likely to lead to a new discovery.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Personalized, targeted, alternative or integrative research proposals.
  • Impact of nutrition on health outcomes before, during and/or after diagnosis and/or treatment.
  • Identifying solutions to inequalities and disparities to improve health outcomes.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181755

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Fellow Grants up to $50,000 per year for one or two years of support will be awarded
- Independent Investigator Grants: Each funded grant will be awarded up to $50,000 per year.
- Consortium Grants: Each funded grant will be awarded up to $100,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

- Fellow Grants: Grants are for one or two years of support.
- Independent Investigator Grants: Grants are for one or two years of support.
- Consortium Grants: Grants are for one or two years of support.

At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Fellowship:
Eligibility:
- Clinical fellows in a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship and/or postdoctoral research fellows conducting pediatric cancer research.
- The Fellow Grant is available for M.D. or Ph.D. fellows conducting research after the first year of their fellowship.
- Fellows in the last year of their fellowship are only eligible for a one-year grant. They may reapply for an Independent Investigator Grant as a young investigator the following grant cycle. To determine whether you apply for a Fellow Grant or an Independent Investigator Grant, consider your position as of July 1, 2022.
- Principal investigators do not need to be U.S. citizens or located at a U.S. institution.
- Principal investigators’ institution may be a hospital, university or private lab.

Independent Investigator:
- All academic ranks, Instructor to Professor, and research scientists with M.D. or D.O. and/or Ph.D. degrees may apply.
- Rally defines young investigators as researchers no more than five years post fellowship. To determine whether you apply for a Fellow Grant or an Independent Investigator Grant as a young investigator, consider your position as of July 1, 2022.
- Rally defines independent investigators as researchers who are more than five years post fellowship.
- Principal investigators do not need to be U.S. citizens or located at a U.S. institution.
- Principal investigators’ institution may be a hospital, university or private lab.

Consortium Eligibility:
- All academic ranks, Instructor to Professor, and research scientists with M.D. or D.O. and/or Ph.D. degrees may apply.
- Consortiums are three or more institutions collaborating on a grant-supported research project.
- Principal investigators do not need to be U.S. citizens or located at an U.S. institution.
- Principal investigators’ institution may be a hospital, university or private lab.

The following will not be reviewed:
- Proposals that have no direct relevance to pediatric cancer nor fall within the scope of A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program.
- Proposals for infrastructure programs.
- Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline of January 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

Rally will not fund grants for construction of buildings, remodeling of laboratories or purchase of land. They will not fund human embryonic stem cell research. They also do not pay indirect costs. If you have any additional questions about the definition of indirect costs as applicable to the Collaborative Organizations, please contact the Grants Administrator.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Letter of Intent Open September 1, 2021
- Letter of Intent Due October 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST
- Full Application Open (by invitation only) November 16, 2021
- Full Application Due January 14, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST
- Earliest Award Notification April 1, 2022
- Project Period Start Date July 1, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://proposalcentral.com/

Direct questions to:
Leigh Anna Lang
Email: leighanna@rallyfoundation.org
Phone: 404-847-1270

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