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Faculty for Pediatric Cancer Research

2022 Innovation Grant

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

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Deadline Date:

04/04/22 8:00 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to USA and Canada academic faculty at nonprofit institutions or organizations for research related to pediatric cancer. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support projects with the potential for significant impact in pediatric oncology.

Grants distributed from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation are designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research. ALSF is committed to creating opportunities for new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. The Innovation Grant is designed to provide critical and significant seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Proposals should have clinical translation in view. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but for which a strong case is made for the potential impact on childhood cancers.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Proposals must fall within the scope of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission, focused on childhood cancers.
  • Proposal must be hypothesis driven and mechanistic.
  • Innovation must be clearly presented.
  • Potential for major scientific impact in pediatric oncology is critical.
  • While preliminary data are not required, the applicant must demonstrate feasibility of the research plan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184362

Estimated Size of Grant:

The requested budget should be in proportion to the scope of the proposed project and should be at or under $250,000 USD in direct costs over two years. A maximum of $125,000 in total costs may be requested per year.

Term of Contract:

Two years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility (must be met at the time of submission):
- 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 track record of publication and funding productivity that demonstrates the project can be accomplished by the investigators.
- Applicant institutions must be based in the United States or Canada, and applicants need not be United States citizens. Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions or organizations.

Proposals with a sole/primary focus on patients >19 years of age will not be considered.

- ALSF adheres to the NIH salary cap for principal investigator(s).
- Indirect costs are not allowed.
- The grant may not be renewed; one no-cost extension request is allowed.
- Other budget items may include fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment. ALSF funds cannot be used for tuition remission.

ALSF does not fund proposals for research utilizing human embryonic stem cells or nonhuman primates. Research with human induced pluripotent stem cells is permissible.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:
- Letter of Intent Due: November 15, 2021 by 8:00 p.m. ET
- Invitation to Submit Full Proposal: February 3, 2022
- Full Application Due: April 4, 2022 by 8:00 p.m. ET
- Award Notification: July 2022
- Projected Start Date: October 2022

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If you have any questions regarding the ALSF Innovation Grant, please contact Brenna Carswell, Grant Program Officer at

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