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2019 Young Investigator Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits to Support Early-Career
Scientists Working in the Field of Pediatric Cancer Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

Deadline Date:

12/17/18 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations to support scientists researching pediatric cancer as they participate in fellowship training or are in the beginning stages of their careers. Successful applicants will demonstrate a career plan that is dedicated to pediatric cancer investigation as well as outstanding mentorship opportunities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184361

Estimated Size of Grant:

A Young Investigator Grant is $150,000 over 3 years (maximum of $50,000 per year may be requested).

Term of Contract:

The project period runs from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

The grant may not be renewed; no cost extensions are strongly encouraged.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria

Please contact the Foundation before applying, if eligibility questions remain after reviewing these guidelines.

Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions/organizations operating in the U.S. or Canada. Researchers need not be United States citizens.

Applicants should be at the early stages of their research careers as defined below.

Applicants must have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor (Assistant Professor level faculty, including Adjuncts at this level, will not be considered).

In addition:
- Applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level.
- All other applicants must be within five years from the granting of the last doctoral degree.
- A minimum of 75% of the applicant’s time during the Young Investigator period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities. This percentage of time includes both Young Investigator activities and the applicant’s other research responsibilities.
- The applicant must not currently hold an NIH independent (R or P Award) or individual training (F or K Award) grant. Institutional training grants (K12, T32) are permitted. Funding from other foundations is also permitted provided there is no budgetary overlap.
- A research mentor(s) must be identified and have a track record in pediatric oncology. If no such record exists, a co-mentor with such a record must be identified. The application must document mentor(s) involvement in experimental design and execution. A detailed plan for training activities is expected.

ALSF adheres to the NIH salary cap for principal investigator(s) for the current year. Funds from ALSF may not be used for indirect costs (including tuition remission).

ALSF will not consider medical grant applications in psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer in this category. ALSF does not accept proposals for research utilizing human embryonic stem cells or nonhuman primates. (Research with human induced pluripotent stem cells is permissible.)

Pre-Application Information:

Only one resubmission of a previously reviewed Young Investigator proposal is permitted.

NEW: Resource sharing is an expected outcome of a completed project. The review will consider how outputs will be shared as a component of impact. For a full description see Resource Sharing Form:

Important Dates
- Application Due Date: December 17, 2018 (11:59 PM ET)
- Award Notification: May 2019
- Project Start Date: July 1, 2019
- Project End Date: June 30, 2022
- Year 1 Progress Report: June 15, 2020 (with financials ending 5/31/20)
- Year 2 Progress Report: June 15, 2021 (with financials ending 5/31/21)
- Final Report: August 15, 2022 * (with final financials ending 6/30/22)

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Judy Oliver

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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