Medical Research Grants
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation works directly with physicians and scientists to identify the specific challenges faced in bringing new treatments to children with cancer. This careful distribution of grants has allowed doctors to bring the latest and most promising life saving treatments to seriously ill children.
This award is a three year grant totaling $375,000 and is designed for young scientists who want to jump-start their career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal candidate has an original project, can demonstrate outstanding mentorship and has a strong future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation. These awards are open to MD, MD/PhD and PhD candidates.
Bridge grants present a funding opportunity for researchers whose projects are in jeopardy due to the decreased funding available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ALSF’s Bridge Grants are intended to keep scientist’s projects on track while they reapply for NIH funding to ensure novel childhood cancer research projects are not compromised. Read more!
Awards are up to $100,000 over 12 months
Download Bridge Grant Guidelines (PDF)
The Centers of Excellence (COE) program will fund selected leading childhood cancer institutions with programs committed to developing and conducting early phase clinical trials for childhood cancer. The ultimate goal of this program is to expedite the development of novel therapeutic approaches for pediatric malignancies by establishing more robust Centers of Excellence in pediatric cancer drug development and through training the next generation of leaders in preclinical and clinical drug development. COE grant awards will be for $350,000 per year, renewable annually for up to 5 years.
These grants are designed to support the research of investigators who have a specific focus on the epidemiology of childhood cancer, early detection of childhood cancer, or the prevention of childhood cancer.
Awards are $100,000 per year for two years.
These grants are designed to provide critical and significant seed funding for experienced investigators with a novel and promising approach to finding causes and cures for childhood cancers.
New for 2013:
- The Innovation Award amount has increased to $250,000 over two years.
- ALSF no longer offers a one year renewal however no cost extensions are permitted.
Applicants are required to have an approved letter of intent to apply for the Innovation Award.
Doctors have identified a critical lack of funding for support personnel who speed up the process of enrolling children with cancer in clinical trials. With grants from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, hospitals across the country have created new positions, specifically focused on filling this critical need, bringing the latest treatments to more children.
Update: We are currently reviewing and restructuring the Program Infrastructure Grants program. Details on the restructured program and application process will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
ALSF’s offers the Springboard Grant in response to cut-backs in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding of new R01 and P01 applications. The Springboard Grant is designed to jump-start new projects with high impact potential for childhood cancer research while other funding is sought. Awards will provide $100,000 for 12 months to be used for supplies, personnel or the Principal Investigator’s salary. Read more!
These grants are designed to fill the critical need for start up funds for less experienced researchers to pursue promising research ideas. These grants encourage and cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future and lead to long term commitments to research projects.
Awards are $50,000 per year for two years.
Please contact us directly with general questions about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and our grant giving program.