To raise the awareness and funds necessary
 to overcome pediatric brain tumors and to help
 the children and families affected by them.

General Information

Application Process

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS YEAR'S MEDICAL RESEARCH GRANT PROCESS: Grant application information will be available in early 2017.

The first step of the application and review process is submission of a letter of intent (LOI). The Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) reviews all LOIs to determine which applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The criteria for the MAC’s review include alignment with the Foundation’s mission and the expected impact of the proposed work. Applicants will then be notified of whether they have been selected to submit a full grant application for consideration. Once grant applications are submitted, they are evaluated by independent peer reviewers to assess various aspects of the proposed research (significance/innovation, approach, personnel, etc.). After examining peer review feedback, the MAC provides recommendations on the projects that should be considered for funding to the Board of Directors. 


• The Primary Investigator (Applicant) must be an MD or PhD at a not-for-profit medical or scientific institution in the United States or Canada.

 • The Primary Investigator (Applicant) must hold an academic rank of assistant professor (or equivalent) or instructor (or equivalent). Investigators at higher ranks are excluded.

• Investigators at multiple institutions are invited to submit joint applications as long as officials at both institutions approve and agree to abide by all Foundation requirements.

• Only direct costs will be funded. No indirect or other institutional costs will be funded. Salaries, equipment, and supplies will be allowed as long as they are direct costs of the project. Salary support must match percentage effort. Travel funding is specifically excluded.

Medical Advisory Committee

Click here to view biographies of the MAC.

Previous Grant Recipients

Click here to view a list of previous medical grant recipients and the associated abstracts.






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