Attracting and retaining the best and brightest early career scientists is critical to the future of childhood cancer research. Funding at this stage will encourage and steer promising researchers toward long-term careers in pediatric oncology investigation.
'A' Award Grants
Newly redesigned for 2016! The 'A' Award is now a four year grant with the possibility of a fifth year of funding. The Award amount has also been increased, and eligibility guidelines have changed. The new 'A' Award is designed for the early independent career scientist who wants to establish a career in pediatric oncology research. The ideal candidate has an original project, can demonstrate outstanding career development support from the institution, and has a strong future commitment to pediatric cancer investigation. These awards are open to MD, MD/PhD and PhD candidates.
POST Program Grants
The Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand. Students train with a pediatric oncology research mentor. Students may join a research project underway in a mentor’s lab or begin an original investigation with the mentor.
Young Investigator Grants
These grants are designed to fill the critical need for startup 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.