Information for Researchers


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation welcomes grant applications for any of our funding categories, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have during the application process. Our grant categories are recommended by our Scientific Advisory Committee, and applications are reviewed by hundreds of volunteer reviewers.

For eligibility and application information, please consult the Grant Guidelines.

Here are some quick answers to a few frequently asked questions.

How do I apply?

Grant letters of intent (LOIs) and applications may be submitted online only through proposalCENTRAL. Please review this document for guidance on creating a new proposalCENTRAL account if you do not have one.

Note: Submissions are due by 5p.m. EASTERN Time on all deadlines.

How do I submit the LOI/Application?

Please review the instructions on this helpful document for submission guidance.

Am I eligible to apply?

Please consult the grant guidelines to view all eligibility requirements for each grant type.

I am on proposalCENTRAL and I do not see any applications open.

Applications are posted on proposalCENTRAL twice a year for the Spring and Fall grant cycles. Spring grant applications are generally available on proposalCENTRAL in December. Fall grant applications are generally available on proposalCENTRAL in May. To be notified when applications are available online and when they are due, contact Grants@StBaldricks.org and ask to be placed on the notification list.

I am trying to submit my application and the system will not allow me to submit.

There are two main reasons you may not be able to submit your application.

  1. The application needs to be Validated. “Validate” checks for required items and attachments, and you will not be able to submit if required items and/or attachments are missing. Once you have successfully validated your application, you should be able to submit.
  2. The deadline has passed. Pending applications can be viewed and edited even after the deadline has passed; however, applications cannot be submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure and to verify that the online proposal is received before 5:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME by the deadline date.

I am submitting an application on behalf of a researcher. Do I apply using my proposalCENTRAL account?

The Principal Investigator must start the LOI or Application. However once a proposal is begun, access for application submittal can be given to other users, such as collaborators, assistants or grants and contracts staff. More information is available here.

I am trying to submit our LOI/application and realized the institution’s contact information is wrong in Proposal Central. Can you update this?

Unfortunately St. Baldrick’s is unable to access and edit institutional profiles in proposalCENTRAL. Institutions are registered on proposalCENTRAL by institution officials, who have the ability to log-in and update the information associated with that institution (here is more information on registering an institution).

How do I know my application was successfully submitted?

The proposalCENTRAL system will email a confirmation that the application was submitted. Once your application is submitted you may view it by logging-in and accessing the “Submitted” link under the “Manage Proposals” tab.

How will I be notified that my proposal was awarded?

St. Baldrick’s will contact you via email through the proposalCENTRAL system, to let you know of the final funding decision. Spring Cycle grants are notified in mid-June and Fall Cycle grants are notified early October, by phone (be sure to include the best number to reach the PI directly, in your profile on proposalCENTRAL).

How do I upload my award deliverables?

Please refer to these instructions for uploading your award deliverables.

Still have questions? Contact us:

For help using the online application system:

ProposalCENTRAL Customer Support
pcsupport@altum.com
(800) 875-2562

For grants inquiries:

St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Department of Grants Administration
Grants@StBaldricks.org
(626) 792-8247

We’d be happy to add you to our mailing list so you can receive notifications for application deadlines. If you’re interested, email Grants@StBaldricks.org and let us know.