Seed grants available for childhood cancer research

The Pablove Foundation invests in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research, and improves the lives of children living with cancer through the arts. The Foundation’s mission is built on an impassioned desire to find a cure, and to allow kids living with cancer to still be kids while undergoing treatment.

The Powered by Pablove Seed Grants provide $50,000 for one year of funding.

The internal submission deadline for this award is Oct. 12, 2018.

September 13, 2018 Joan Concilio

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RFA Details: Powered by Pablove Seed Grants

Overview Expand answer
  • Internal submission deadline: Oct. 12, 2018
  • Award cycle: 2019-2020
  • Discipline/subject area: Pediatric cancer research
  • Funding available: $50,000
  • Funding organization’s deadline: Oct. 19, 2018
Program Details Expand answer

The Pablove Foundation is interested in principal investigators who are taking risks, pushing for new solutions and harnessing the transformative power of science in their research in the following areas, with preferences going toward less common childhood cancers:

  • Mechanisms of disease
  • Genetics
  • Preclinical models
  • Biomarkers and surrogate markers
  • Prognostic factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Innovative clinical therapeutic trials
  • Minimal residual disease detection
  • Treatment
  • Supportive care and prevention
  • Amelioration of long-term effects of therapy

In addition, projects that focus on Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) will be considered.

Eligibility Expand answer

Senior postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who hold MD, PhD or equivalent degrees are eligible.

In addition, established scientists who are re-directing their research are also eligible to apply for seed funding.

International applicants and institutions are welcome to apply; there is no residency requirement.

Past seed grant recipients are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply Expand answer

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations should be consulted on proposal narrative elements and to answer other foundation-related questions.

If you plan to apply for this funding opportunity, you must contact Jessica Kiely, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, at or 717-531-8497. Application details will be provided through Corporate and Foundation Relations.

All proposals must be submitted through the Office of Research Affairs and adhere to review/submission timelines.

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