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Fellowships to Researchers Affiliated with Qualified USA Institutions for Research in the Field of Pediatric Oncology

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St Baldrick's Foundation Inc
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 07/07/23
Deadline: 08/25/23 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to researchers affiliated with qualified USA institutions for research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Requests will be accepted from qualifying applicants in their second or third year of fellowship within the field and have a fellowship mentor. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Current funding priorities are divided into four categories:

  • New discovery research
  • Translational research and early phase clinical trials
  • Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions (primarily the
  • fall grant cycle)
  • Education of new pediatric oncology researchers

Topics of interest

In addition to research to understand the biology of childhood cancers and discover leads to more effective treatments, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adolescents & young adults
  • Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
  • Supportive care
  • Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
  • Precision medicine
  • Alternative & complementary therapies

Limited submissions policy exception:

Due to high interest from donors and low numbers of past applications, a second Fellow application will be accepted only if focused on one of the following:

  • Brain tumors – all types, including rare forms
  • Sporadic Burkitt lymphoma
  • Complementary and alternative therapies
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Rhabdoid tumors

NOTE: This exception to the limited submissions policy is valid whether or not the institution took advantage of the exception in another grant cycle. 

Resource sharing 
Resource sharing is an expected outcome of all St. Baldrick's Foundation (SBF) supported grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate resource sharing. Sharing research outputs increases access to scientific information, promotes collaboration, accelerates discovery, and improves the reproducibility of research. The goal of the SBF Resource Sharing Policy is to enable the faster translation of research discoveries into cures for children with cancer. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
• Institutions must be located in the United States.
• Applicants need not be American citizens; however, they must work at an academic, medical, or non-profit research institution within the United States.
• Applicants should hold an M.D. or D.O. degree by the date the grant becomes effective.
• Applicants must be employed by an academic or non-profit research institution or laboratory.
• Applicant should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of pediatric oncology fellowship at the LOI due date. Exceptions are allowed for a research residency format (2 years of residency 4 years of fellowship).
• Applicants must have a fellowship mentor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support at an American Board of Pediatrics-approved fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
• Eligible current St. Baldrick’s Fellows applying for extended funding will be contacted by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Grants Administration staff with instructions for applying.

• Applicants from the NCI/NIH are not eligible to apply for St. Baldrick’s Fellowship Awards.
• Institutions that are actively involved in (sponsor, promote, or participate in) non-St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraising events are not eligible to apply for St. Baldrick’s funding.
• St. Baldrick’s funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
• Applicants may not hold an appointment of assistant professor or above.
• No institutional overhead or indirect funding is provided under the terms of the grant.
• Institutions that are actively involved in (sponsor, promote, or participate in) non-St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraising events are not eligible to apply for St. Baldrick’s funding.
• Fellowship funding is limited to cover the Fellow’s research time, not clinical time.

Pre-Application Information
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: July 7, 2023, 5PM EST
- Full Proposal Due: August 25, 2023, 5PM EST
- Award decisions announced by March 1, 2024
- Fellowship begins: July 1, 2024

Registration: First-time users must register and fill out a Professional Profile in Proposal Central to begin the LOI/Application process. See “How to Register as a Proposal Central User” for more information.

• All awards will be payable to the Fellow’s academic institution, non-profit research institution, or laboratory.

Estimated Size of Grant
Fellows will be awarded the normal PGY-level salary for their institution. Fringe rates should follow institutional policy. Total award capped at $97,500 per year. All Fellow awards are to cover salary and benefits only.

Term of Contract
Award is for two (2) years of fellowship training, with a possible additional year of funding based upon the demonstration of need and significant accomplishment.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation uses Proposal Central for electronic submission of all LOIs and Full Applications. Fax, email, or hard copy submissions will not be accepted. See “How to Create an Application using Proposal Central” for more information.

For technical support, contact:
ProposalCENTRAL Customer Support
(800) 875-2562

For grants inquiries:
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Department of Grants Administration
(626) 792-8247

St. Baldrick’s Foundation
1333 South Mayflower Ave., Suite 400
Monrovia CA 91016

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