Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas Grant

Funding Agency:
Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation seeks to create datasets that profile pediatric cancers at a single-cell resolution level. Single-cell profiling can provide insightsinto the heterogeneity of cells in a tumor and the surrounding tumor microenvironment, as well as variability in the states of cancer cells, all of which can influence the cancer’s response to treatments. The pediatric cancer atlas will be an open resource for discovery, and a primary goal of this effort is to produce data that can be harmonized.

The Single-cell Pediatric Cancer Atlas (ScPCA) will fund the profiling of pediatric cancer samples. This award is designed to produce an atlas of gene expression profiles for pediatric cancers of different types and from different organ sites that can be harmonized to allow comparison within and across type and site.

Application Due: September 30, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

• 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 track record of publication and funding productivity that demonstrates that the project can be accomplished by the investigators.

• Applicant institutions may be based in the United States or abroad, and applicants need not be United States citizens. Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions or organizations. 



Amount Description

The requested budget should be in proportion to the scope of the proposed project and should be at or under $200k USD in direct costs over one year. ALSF does not pay indirect costs for this grant program. 

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science

External Deadline

September 30, 2019