From ideas in a lab to clinical trials offering hope for a cure, our grants make every stage of the research process possible.

We fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any other private foundation. Each summer and fall, we award these grants based on scientific merit:

Our Grant Types

We believe in funding the best of the best.

  • Research Grant

    Funding for year-long research projects that look to find new and better cures for childhood cancers.

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We believe in collaboration.

We believe in supporting the next generation of pediatric oncologists.

We believe children should not only survive, but thrive.

  • Supportive Care Research Grant

    Funding for research to improve the management of patient symptoms during treatment, to improve family coping skills and compliance with therapy, and to help with the many issues that survivors face. Read stories.

We believe in funding research worldwide.

  • International Beneficiary

    Funding shared with a childhood cancer beneficiary outside the U.S., from monies raised by St. Baldrick’s events held in their country. Read stories.

  • International Scholar

    Awards to train researchers from low- and middle- income countries to prepare them to answer specific research questions related to childhood cancer in their home country. Read stories.

We believe in providing the tools to make research possible.

  • Infrastructure Grant

    Funding to help institutions treat more children on clinical trials or for resources to make more research possible. (These grants are funded based on need, expected results, and local St. Baldrick’s participation). Read stories.

Our dream is that someday, in some room, in some hospital, pediatric cancer won't mean what it means today.
— Ellie Ewoldt

Chase was diagnosed with a deadly pediatric brain tumor at age 2 and treated by St. Baldrick’s Research Grant recipient Dr. Rishi Lulla. Read his story