Nurse Researcher Grants

Funding Agency:
Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Nursing Grants Program is designed to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families.  ALSF added the Nursing Grant program to an already successful and innovative pediatric research grant program in 2007.  We recognize the importance of investing in research that enables nurses to find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment.

In 2017, ALSF is offering two types of Nursing Grants:

  • The Nurse Researcher Fellowship for early career nurse researchers. This grant offers up to $100,000 over 2 years. (Please note that the Fellowship Grant is not offered every year. View our Grants Calendar for upcoming grant opportunities.) APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, September 25, 2017.

  • The Discovery Grant for independent and experienced nurse researchers. This grant offers up to $100,000 over 2 years. Applications Due: August 21, 2017

The Nurse Researcher Fellowship grant aims to support early career nurse researchers who will be guided in their projects by a mentor and their institution. The fellowship’s goal is to train Ph.D. and Master’s level nurse researchers to initiate and lead a multi-site research project. With support from an experienced nurse research mentor identified by ALSF, fellowship recipients will develop a team within their own institutions as well as partnerships at other institutions to implement their proposed research study. A formal curriculum focuses on developing multi-site investigator skills as part of the Fellowship. This grant totals $100,000 over 2 years. Successful completion of the Fellowship should position investigators to apply for the ALSF Nursing Discovery grant or NIH research grants.

The Discovery Grant category aims to support independent and experienced nurse researchers and must include plans to disseminate and share findings to improve nursing care for children with cancer. This grant totals $100,000 over 2 years. 


Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 21, 2017