Young Investigator Awards

Funding Agency:
Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation

The Young Investigator grant is a 3-year award designed to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers, such as postdoctoral or clinical fellows. Outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application. 

Deadline: Dec. 16, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should be at the early stages of their research careers as defined below.

Applicants must have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor (Assistant Professor level faculty, including Adjuncts at this level, will not be considered). In addition:

o Applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level.

o All other applicants must be within five years from the granting of the last doctoral degree. 



Amount Description

The award amount is up to $150,000 over three years. A maximum of $50,000 in total costs will be awarded to applicants annually. Budget items may include salary, fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment (less than $5,000).

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 16, 2019