Research Funding

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Accepting Applications for Epidemiology Awards in Childhood Cancer

Deadline:  December 17, 2012

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that has evolved from a young cancer patient’s front-yard lemonade stand to a national foundation, awards grants designed to fill critical voids in current pediatric cancer research.

The foundation’s Epidemiology Awards are designed to allow investigators to pursue novel and promising epidemiological approaches to understanding the cause of childhood cancers and how such insight can be used for early detection or prevention of childhood cancer.

Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological approach include 1) epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer — research that proposes novel methodologies for investigating the distribution and determinants of childhood cancer or subsequent cancers in childhood cancer survivors, and research that elucidates the role of hereditary and in utero and post-natal environmental aspects of childhood oncogenesis; 2) early detection of childhood cancer — research that holds the promise of identifying new methods of early cancer detection; and 3) prevention of childhood cancer — research that proposes innovative methodologies that exploit knowledge of childhood cancer etiology to reduce the incidence of childhood cancer and clinical trials in high-risk populations.

The program will consider applications from established investigators who have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas. Applicants should be at the late assistant, associate, or full professor level and have a M.D. or Ph.D. Funds must go to a United States or Canadian nonprofit institution. Principal investigators do not need to be U.S. citizens.

Awards will provide a maximum of $100,000 in direct costs annually for up to two years

Visit the ALSF Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Link to Complete RFP

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