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:
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. Read stories.
We believe in collaboration
- Cooperative Research Grant - A multi-million dollar grant to the Children's Oncology Group, distributed to 200+ institutions for clinical trials, funding virtually every institution qualified to treat children with cancer. Read stories.
- Consortium Research Grant - Funding given to groups of researchers at multiple institutions who are collaborating on projects with great promise. Read stories.
- Stand Up To Cancer-St. Baldrick’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team - A four-year, $14.5 million grant focused on curing the most hard-to-treat childhood cancers by bringing together the fields of genomics and immunotherapeutics. Read stories.
We believe in supporting the next generation of pediatric oncologists
- St. Baldrick's Summer Fellow - Funding for medical school or college students to work in a pediatric oncology research lab for one summer, possibly encouraging them to choose childhood cancer research as a specialty. Read stories.
- St. Baldrick's Fellow - Two to three years of funding to provide new doctors with training in childhood cancer research. Read stories.
- St. Baldrick's Scholar - Three or more years of funding given to early career professionals who are pursuing exciting research and without funding might have to leave the field. Read stories.
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."
- Eleanor Ewoldt
Eleanor’s son, 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.