Pediatric Cancer Research Grant

Funding Agency:
Sam Day Foundation

The Sam Day Foundation (SDF) advances research for childhood  and young adult cancers and facilitates wellness-centered support and  experiences so kids with cancer can survive and live well.

The Sam Day Foundation is interested in innovative research projects with a high likelihood of generating more curative and less toxic therapies to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. SDF is focused on the most destructive and challenging cancers in the field of pediatric oncology, and looks to partner with researchers and clinicians who demonstrate a commitment  to creating a better future for young people with cancer.


February 15, 2024 – Required Letter of intent due

March 31, 2024 – Appplications due

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The following are SDF research funding priorities

•  Pediatric, adolescent, and young adult sarcoma and brain tumors.  

•  Any phase of research from bench to bedside, including correlative studies.  

•  SDF is open to research studies focused on nutrition and childhood cancer. Studies that seek to improve long-term health outcomes, treatment tolerance, quality of life, and anti-cancer properties are of interest.

•  Ultra-rare sarcoma and brain tumor research is encouraged and especially favorable in studies that are inclusive of more than one cancer. 

Amount Description

Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000 over one or two years.

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 15, 2024