Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Innovation Grants

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting letters of intent to support new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Award amount is up to $125,000 per year for up to two years. Letter of intent submission deadline is Nov. 1.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Innovation Grants
http://www.alexslemonade.org

The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting letters of intent to support new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. This may represent a change in research direction and/or an innovative new idea that moves away from an investigator’s prior research but for which a strong case is made for the potential impact on childhood cancers. Innovation Grants will support research proposals to be carried out by investigators who are already established, have a track record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of successfully competing for extramural funding. Eligible applicants must have a faculty appointment at an academic institution, must hold an MD, DO, PhD or MD/PhD and must have a track record of publication and funding productivity in the last 5 years to demonstrate that the project can be accomplished by the investigator(s). Applicants need not be a US citizen. Grants must be focused on pediatric translational oncology, from understanding basic biologic underpinnings to new therapies. One resubmission of a previously reviewed ALSF application is permitted.

LOI Deadline: Nov. 1. Invited full applications due March 6, 2017 with award notification in July 2017 and project start date in October 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/2017_innovation_loi_guidelines_final.pdf

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Kavita Hall, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at or 919-962-2103. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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