There is something more exciting than barbecues, beach balls, and sprinklers in the summertime at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Every summer, childhood cancer research grants are awarded to the best and most-promising researchers and institutions in the world — bringing us one step closer to a cure for childhood cancers.
Here’s how our grant funding cycles work:
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation distributes grant money twice each year — in the summer and the fall.
And it’s the best research. How do we know? Because every grant application goes through a rigorous peer-review process, where more than 180 pediatric oncology experts dive into the applications and score each one based on scientific merit. Those with the best scores are recommended to the St. Baldrick’s Board of Directors and the awardees are chosen.
These are the categories of grants that will be awarded this summer:
- Research Grants: Providing support for year-long research projects to find new and improved treatments for childhood cancers.
- Supportive Care Research Grants: Supporting research to improve the quality of life for children and adolescents with cancer.
- Consortium Research Grants: Funding collaborative research between multiple institutions throughout the United States.
- St. Baldrick’s Scholars: Funding early career professionals pursuing exciting childhood cancer research who may otherwise go without support and leave the field.
- St. Baldrick’s International Scholars: Training researchers in low-and middle-income countries to fill a specific stated need in an area of childhood cancer research.
- St. Baldrick’s Fellows: Supporting new pediatric oncologists training to specialize in pediatric oncology research.
While every possible dollar is awarded, there are many high-scoring grants that don’t receive funding. Only continued donations can help fill the funding gap.
In the fall, another round of infrastructure grants is made.
Infrastructure grants are awarded to institutions throughout the United States. These grants provide the necessary funds to treat more children on clinical trials or provide resources to make more research possible. And research is the only path to a cure.
Donate now and the gift you make will begin fighting kids’ cancer this summer.
Learn more about the impact of St. Baldrick’s grants:
- First Grants of 2014: $105,000 to Support Kids’ Cancer Research Experts of Tomorrow
- The Dream Team’s Progress Explained by a Non-Scientist
- A Six-Month Childhood Cancer Research Progress Report from the Dream Team
- St. Baldrick’s Researcher Blocks Pathway in Low-Grade Gliomas to Reduce Cancer Cell Growth