Reach Grants

Funding Agency:
Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation

The purpose of the Reach Grant is to advance ALSF’s mission to find cures and better treatments for  childhood cancers  by  providing  support to  move  hypothesis-driven  research  into  the  clinic. Significant barriers  exist  that impede  the  translation of innovative  and important ideas  to  the clinic.  The  Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important preclinical projects  that  are  necessary  to  move  a  study  from  the  pre-clinical arena  into  a clinical trial.  Thus, the  goal  of this  award is  to  support translational  studies  that will  result in  a  phase  1 and/or 2 clinical trial, two  to  three  years  from  the  project start date. Examples  include  but aren’t limited  to, completing  IND-enabling  studies,  providing  requisite  preclinical data for clinical trial development, or  perhaps  through the  validation  of biomarkers  that will  enable  selection of the correct patients  for  entry  into  new clinical  trials. 

Deadline: March 28, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

•  Applicant institutions  must be  based in the  United States  or  Canada.  Applicants  need not be  United States  citizens.  Funds  must be  granted to  nonprofit institutions  or organizations.

•  Applicants  must have  an MD, PhD, or  MD/PhD or  equivalent and be  appointed as  faculty (or  equivalent)  at an academic  institution.

•  Applicants  must  have  a demonstrated  track  record  of  pediatric  cancer research with experience  in  translational  research.

•  Multiple investigator applications  that  bring  together pairs  or  teams  of  researchers  with complementary  expertise  are  encouraged. 



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  2  years.  A maximum  of  $125,000  in  total  costs may be  requested per  year. 

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 28, 2022