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Grants to Researchers Affiliated with USA Qualified Institutions to
Improve Clinical Research Capacity in the Field of Pediatric Oncology

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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Deadline Date:

08/27/21 5:00 PM EST Receipt


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Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with USA qualified institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's capacity to conduct childhood cancer clinical trials by acquiring the personnel and resources needed.

Infrastructure grants are designed to provide an infusion of funds to enable an institution to acquire the personnel (i.e., a clinical research associate) or resources it needs to reach its potential in broader clinical trial participation. For the 2021 Fall cycle St. Baldrick’s will only be accepting Infrastructure LOIs/Applications requesting support for Clinical Research Associate positions. 

These grants are not for a specific research project, but rather for resources to allow more research to be done. They support institutions with the potential for more participation in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which currently lack necessary resources (support for Clinical Research Associates). 

Priority is given to institutions with high needs and low philanthropic support in geographical areas where the Foundation's funds are raised. Institutions that do not currently receive other St. Baldrick’s grants are also given preference.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average grant will be $25,000–$50,000. Grants average $50,000; exceptions may be made for proposals with budgets documenting a need for more.

Term of Contract:

Award is for one (1) year of Infrastructure support.

Award period begins: December 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022 (applicant’s choice)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirement/Qualifications:
• 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.
• A program/institution is defined as an entity essentially operating under one management.
• 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 Foundation funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
• All qualified applicants will receive consideration for funding without regard to race, color, ethnicity/national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, belief and spirituality, age disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
• Applicants should hold at least an M.D./D.O or Ph.D. degree by the date the award becomes effective.
• Applicants must be at Children’s Oncology Group Institutions in the U.S. (Exceptions may be made for institutions applying for COG membership.)
• These grants are intended for institutions with the potential to participate significantly more in childhood cancer clinical trials, but which are smaller or have barriers to greater participation due to a lack of resources.
• Infrastructure grants are designed to provide an infusion of funds to enable an institution to acquire the personnel (i.e., a clinical research associate) or resources it needs to reach its potential in broader clinical trial participation. The applicant should indicate how ongoing personnel costs will be funded in future years.
• Preference is given to institutions with high needs and low philanthropic support in areas where St. Baldrick’s funds are raised, especially with institutional involvement.
• Preference is given to institutions that serve populations that have limited access to participation in clinical trials.
• Preference is given to institutions that have not received other SBF funding for at least one (1) year.
• St. Baldrick’s participation is one factor that influences funding decisions for this grant category only. Participation may include speaking at an event or to the media on behalf of St. Baldrick’s, helping identify volunteers or families of kids with cancer to honor, hosting a group of volunteers to learn more about the cause, participating in your favorite activity to raise funds for pediatric cancer research (i.e. running, walking, climbing a mountain, hosting another event, etc.), head-shaving, and more.
• Applications for personnel to help increase clinical trial participation (ex: clinical research associates) are preferred.

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Pre-Application Information:

- Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: July 9, 2021 5PM EST
- Full Proposal Due: August 27, 2021 5PM EST
- Award announcements by: November 30, 2021
- Award period begins: December 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022 (applicant’s choice)

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure and verify that the application is received by the deadline date, before 5 p.m. EST.

Applicants selected for funding will be notified as soon as possible.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation uses ProposalCENTRAL ( for electronic submission of all LOIs and Full Applications. First-time users must register and fill out a Professional Profile in ProposalCENTRAL to begin the LOI/Application process.

All application instructions and templates/requirements will be available in ProposalCENTRAL upon approval of an LOI.

All awards will be payable to the research institution (or to its foundation or funding arm) to administer for the purposes of this grant only.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation encourages researchers to share data with the research community in accordance with the NIH policy
on data sharing and expects its grantees to publish their findings, including but not limited to publication in peer reviewed journals. Applicants will be asked about data sharing plans as part of the application. Data sharing plans are reviewed but not scored.

During each grant cycle, an applicant can only apply once as the lead Principal Investigator. Institutions may submit only one (1) new Infrastructure application per year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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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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