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 charity. Each summer and fall, we award these grants based on scientific merit:
Funding for year-long research projects that look to find new and better cures for childhood cancers. Read stories
Funding given in honor of the late Dr. Robert J. Arceci. A pioneer in the field, these awards reflect Dr. Arceci’s values including creativity, collaboration, and commitment to early- to mid-career scientists. Read stories
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
Funding given to groups of researchers at multiple institutions who are collaborating on projects with great promise. Read stories
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.
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.
Two to three years of funding to provide new doctors with training in childhood cancer research. Read stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.