Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/27/2023

Innovation Grants

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. 


Required Letter of Intent Due: Oct. 16, 2023 (by 8:00 p.m. Eastern)
Full Application Due: March 19, 2024 (by 8: 00 p.m. Eastern)

Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must have a faculty appointment at an academic institution.
  • Applicant may be M.D., D.O., Ph.D, or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Track record of publication and funding productivity in the last 5 years must demonstrate that the project can be accomplished by the investigator(s).  
Amount Description

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

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