Internal Deadline
Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 10/13/2023

Research Grants

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

These grants are for specific two-year research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature. Please submit a realistic budget for the project. Grants will be $100,000/year or less.

Duke can submit one Research Grant application this cycle.


  • Duke Internal: Nov. 10, 2023
  • REQUIRED Letter of intent due by Dec. 8, 2023
  • Applications due by Feb. 23, 2024
Areas of Interest

Current funding priorities are divided into four categories:

• New discovery research

• Translational research and early phase clinical trials

• Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions (primarily the fall grant cycle)

• Education of new pediatric oncology researchers

In addition to research to understand the biology of childhood cancers and discover leads to more effective treatments, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Adolescents & young adults

• Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life

• Supportive care

• Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions

• Precision medicine

• Alternative & complementary therapies

Eligibility Requirements

Research projects must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer. They may be in any discipline of basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research.

• Research Grant applicants should hold at least an M.D./D.O. or Ph.D. degree by the date the award becomes effective.

• All awards will be payable to the academic institution, non-profit research institution, or laboratory to administer for the purposes of this grant only.

• All qualified applicants will receive consideration for funding without regard to race, color, ethnicity/national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, belief and spirituality, age disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Internal Nomination

Send the following to by 11/10/2023:

  1. 2 page PDF - please include the following:
    1. Title of the proposed project, please mention which opportunity, Infrastructure or Fellows
    2. Applicant’s eligibility (see the RFAs for the specifics)
    3. Brief description of the Research Proposal
    4. Project/Performance Site, if applicable
  2. Budget and budget justification
  3. Applicant’s NIH biosketch


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