Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation grants available to Penn State researchers

Letters of Intent are being accepted for three types of grants from the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grants: These grants are designed to support postdoctoral fellowships and clinical investigator training for emerging pediatric cancer researchers to pursue exciting research ideas. Applicants must have completed two years of their fellowship, or not more than two years as a junior faculty instructor or assistant professor, at the start of the award period. Awards will provide up to a maximum of $50,000 per year and can be renewed annually.

Translational Research Grants: This type of grant primarily funds new research protocols and therapies that hold promise for improved outcomes and accelerates cures from the laboratory bench to the bedside of children and teens with high-risk cancers. This grant is given to programs that involve open, multi-institutional cancer clinical trials or consortia, and implement new approaches to therapy. This award may provide up to $100,000 per year for multiple years.

Basic Science Grants: This type of grant primarily funds basic science, translational and/or clinical state-of-the-art pediatric cancer research initiatives. This grant level can be awarded over multiple years and up to $250,000 per year. These types of grants fund work that is the basis for childhood cancer research, helping to move science in the direction of improved treatments and eventually finding a cure.

A letter of intent is required to be submitted to the Foundation by March 1, 2019. Investigators interested in submitting a letter of intent for this funding opportunity must contact Jessica Kiely, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, at jkiely1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8479. All proposals must then be submitted through the Office of Research Affairs and adhere to review/submission timelines.

January 29, 2019 Penn State College of Medicine News

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