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 the necessary resources (primarily support for Clinical Research Associates). 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. (The average grant will be $25,000–$50,000.)

This funding opportunity is only open to DCI members.


  • Duke Internal Due Date: June 14, 2019
  • Mandatory Letter of Intent Due Date: July 12, 2019
  • Application Due Date: August 30, 2019


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

Internal Nomination

If you are interested in applying for one of the above funding opportunities, please send the following items in one PDF to Erin Carr at by Friday, June 14th, 2019.


  1. Applicant’s biosketch
  2. Two (2) page summary including:

* Funding Type (from available list provided in the SBF-Grant Guidelines)

* Title of the proposed research project

* Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus)

* Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers

* Brief rationale for the proposed research project

* Brief timeline of the progression of research

* Brief statement of applicant’s eligibility

  1. Budget and budget justification

Internal Deadline

June 14, 2019

External Deadline

July 12, 2019