Epidemiology Awards

Funding Agency:
Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation

These awards will support investigators pursuing research studies in human populations using epidemiological approaches aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment. 

Deadline: Dec. 16, 2019

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological research approach include the following:

1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer (identify subgroups at risk, cause and risk factors)

2. Early Detection of childhood cancer (reduce disease severity and complications e.g. screening)

3. Prevention of childhood cancer (prevent initial development of disease, e.g. immunization, reduce exposure)

4. Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research (evaluate existing or new preventative/therapeutic measures to improve health outcomes for children with cancer or evaluate access to treatment)

5. Molecular epidemiology studies (identify contribution of potential genetic risk factors to late effects of treatment, within families and across populations)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level
  • Applicant may be M.D., M.D./Ph.D or Ph.D.
  • Applicants must have a history of formal training in disciplines that are relevant to the proposed research or a track record of conducting similar research.



Amount Description

Maximum $100,000 of direct costs will be awarded to applicants annually. A detailed budget and justification is required using the form provide on the ALSF website. A maximum of two years of funding may be requested.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 16, 2019