Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Invites Letters of Intent Through Psychosocial Grant Program

LOI Deadline:  July 18,2014

The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for two categories of grants through its Psychosocial Grant program.

1) Psychosocial Launch Grants  are designed for early career researchers within seven years of receiving their terminal degree. Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of individuals affected by childhood cancer.

2) Psychosocial Family Impact Grants are designed for established investigators. Grants of up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded in support of studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. Grants are designed to fund researchers with novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer and whose proposals will have clinically significant impact.

The foundation will only consider LOIs from United States or Canadian nonprofit institutions. However, the principal investigator need not be a U.S. citizen.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the ALSF website.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Announces Research Funding Opportunity

Deadline:  August 13, 2014

Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for innovative research, has issued a Request for Proposals for its Legacy Program, the goal of which is to fund lung cancer research that can improve treatment and lead to a cure. In 2013, UALC awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants and expects to increase its support for research in 2014.

The program prioritizes novel ideas with the potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and places a high priority on funding research that demonstrates a clear path to improving patient care. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to developing novel therapies with the potential to cure lung cancers, genetic subsets of lung cancer/personalized medicine, primary and secondary drug sensitivity/resistance, lung cancer in never-smokers, improving outcomes in early-stage disease, and small-cell lung cancer.

Awards will range up to $100,000, to be paid over two years.

Investigators at all levels are encouraged to apply. While collaborations with industry partners are strongly encouraged, the principal investigator must be an academic researcher.

Visit the UALC website for the complete Request for Proposals and application materials

Nebraska EPSCoR First Awards

Deadline:  5:00 PM, Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members initiate their research programs. This program is funded by an NSF infrastructure grant to Nebraska EPSCoR. The FIRST Award grant is limited to $20,000 for one year with a 100% matching requirement. Nebraska EPSCoR anticipates awarding approximately six grants. Each grantee is required to submit a CAREER grant proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) during or immediately after the end of the award period.

For further information please contact Nebraska EPSCoR