Infrastructure Grants

Funding Agency:
St. Baldricks Foundation

These grants are not for a specific research project, but rather for resources to allow more research to be done. They support institutions with the potential for more participation in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which currently lack necessary resources. Applications to support Clinical Research Associate (CRA) type positions are preferred. Preference is given to institutions with high needs and low philanthropic support in geographical areas where St. Baldrick’s funds are raised. Institutions which do not currently receive other St. Baldrick’s grants are also given preference. (Grant will be $25,000–$50,000.)

Institutions may submit only one (1) new Infrastructure application per year. 

This funding opportunity is only open to DCI members.


  • Duke Internal Due Date: June 15, 2023
  • Required Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: July 7, 2023
  • Full Proposal Due: August 25, 2023


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

• Institutions must be located in the United States.

• These grants are intended for institutions with the potential to participate significantly more in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which are smaller or have barriers to greater participation due to a lack of resources.

• Infrastructure grants are designed to provide an infusion of funds to enable an institution to acquire the personnel (i.e., a clinical research associate) or resources it needs to reach its potential in broader clinical trial participation. The applicant should indicate how ongoing personnel costs will be funded in future years.

• Grants average $50,000; exceptions may be made for proposals with budgets documenting a need for more.

• Preference is given to institutions with high needs and low philanthropic support in areas where St. Baldrick’s funds are raised, especially with institutional involvement.

• Preference is given to institutions that serve populations which have limited access to participation in clinical trials.

• Preference is given to institutions which have not received other St. Baldrick’s Foundation funding for at least one (1) year.

• St. Baldrick’s participation is one (1) factor that influences funding decisions for this grant category only. Participation may include speaking at an event or to the media on behalf of St. Baldrick’s, helping identify volunteers or families of kids with cancer to honor, hosting a group of volunteers to learn more about the cause, participating in your favorite activity to raise funds for pediatric cancer research (i.e. running, walking, climbing a mountain, hosting another event, etc.), head-shaving, and more.



Funding Type


Duke Awardees

Michael Armstrong - Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Funded:  01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012




Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

If you are interested in this funding opportunity, please submit the following information in one PDF to by June 15.

The DCI Scientific Review Committee will review applications and selected their nominations on or by Monday, June 26th.

  1. 2 page PDF - please include the following:

    1. Title of the proposed project, please mention which opportunity, Infrastructure or Fellows
    2. Applicant’s eligibility (see the RFAs for the specifics)
    3. Brief description of the Research Proposal
    4. Project/Performance Site, if applicable
  2. Budget and budget justification
  3. Applicant’s NIH biosketch

Internal Deadline

June 15, 2023

External Deadline

July 7, 2023