Limited Submission Opportunity: St. Baldrick’s Foundation research grantsDec. 10, 2018, 8:26 AM
Vanderbilt may submit research grant, supportive care research grant and consortium research grant proposals for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation spring grant cycle. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization raising funds for childhood cancer research. All projects must have direct applicability and relevance to pediatric cancer.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Adolescents and young adults
- Survivorship, outcomes and quality of life
- Supportive care
- Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
- Precision medicine
- Alternative and complementary therapies
There is particularly high interest in the following:
- Brain tumors – all types, including rare forms
- Burkitt lymphoma
- Complementary and alternative therapies
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
- Rhabdoid tumors
Research grants: These grants may be either laboratory, clinical or epidemiological in nature. The average grant will be one year and $100,000 for a specific hypothesis-driven research project.
Supportive care research grants: These grants focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include but are not limited to: studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes or quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. The average grant will be one year and $50,000 for a specific hypothesis-driven research project.
Consortium grants: These grants are for team science to support program projects for a group of three to five or more institutions solving key questions in childhood cancer. Existing consortia or new/not-yet-formed consortia are all eligible. The average grant will be one to five years, $100,000–$500,000 annually. Grants are made with the intent to support the full term, with funds committed one year at a time, based on acceptable progress.
- Applicants should review full eligibility and budget requirements in the grant guidelines document.
- Research grant applicants should hold at least an M.D./D.O. or Ph.D. degree by the date the award becomes effective.
- Supportive care research grant applicants should hold at least a Ph.D., D.N.P., M.D./D.O. degree, and Ph.D. nurses are encouraged to apply, by the date the award becomes effective.
- During each grant cycle, a researcher can only apply once as the lead principal investigator.
- Baldrick’s funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
- No institutional overhead or indirect funding is allowed.
Internal selection process
Anyone interested in being considered as one of Vanderbilt’s nominees must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by Jan. 8, 2019, at 5 p.m.
- Lay abstract (200 words)
- Scientific abstract (200 words)
- One-page letter of intent
- Name of the institution(s) involved in the proposal
- Title of the proposed research project
- Area of focus of the research project (childhood cancer type or other research focus)
- Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s, to cure childhood cancers
- Brief rationale for the proposed research project
- Brief timeline of the progression of research
- Consortia applicants only must clearly note in the LOI if they are a new or an existing consortium
- Project budget (realistic for the project; max $100,000 for research grant; max $50,000 for supportive care grant; max $500,000 annually for consortium)
- Brief statement of support from department chair/center director
- NIH Biosketch
Please reference the grant type in the subject line of the email.
You may apply to internal competitions for one or more grant types. Please submit a separate application for each grant type. Following internal selection, Vanderbilt’s nominee(s) will submit a letter of intent to St. Baldrick’s by Jan. 31, 2019.
Please contact us at LSO@vanderbilt.edu if you have any questions.