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St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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08/26/22 5:00 PM EST Receipt


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Fellowships to researchers affiliated with qualified USA institutions for research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Requests will be accepted from qualifying applicants in their second or third year of fellowship within the field who have a fellowship mentor. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Applications are evaluated using the NIH 1-9 scale on the following criteria:

  • The applicant's background and preparation to undertake the proposed project
  • The quality of the sponsor/mentor (experience, publication record, ability to train the applicant,etc.)
  • The institutional resources and facilities available for the proposed research
  • The quality and scientific rigor along with importance of the proposed research
  • How well the proposed project fulfills the research goals of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. In no priority order, these goals are: 
    • Phase III Trials/infrastructure
    • Education of new researchers
    • Translational research
    • New discovery
    • Adolescents & young adults
    • Survivorship
    • Supportive care research 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185994

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellows will be awarded the normal PGY-level salary for their institution. Fringe rates should follow institutional policy. Total award capped at $97,500 per year.

Term of Contract:

Fellowship begins: July 1, 2023

St. Baldrick’s Fellowships are granted for two (2) years of pediatric oncology fellowship training, with an opportunity for one (1) additional year of funding based upon need, significant accomplishment, and approved application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Institutions must be located in the United States.
• Applicants need not be American citizens; however, they must work at an academic, medical, or non-profit research institution within the United States.
• Applicants from the NCI/NIH are not eligible to apply for St. Baldrick’s Fellowship Awards.
• Institutions that are actively involved in (sponsor, promote, or participate in) non-St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraising events are not eligible to apply for St. Baldrick’s funding.
• St. Baldrick’s funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
• All awards will be payable to the Fellow’s academic institution, non-profit research institution, or laboratory.
• All qualified applicants will receive consideration for funding without regard to race, color, ethnicity/national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, belief and spirituality, age disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
• Applicants should hold an M.D. or D.O. degree by the date the grant becomes effective.
• Applicants must be employed by an academic or non-profit research institution or laboratory.
• Applicant should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of pediatric oncology fellowship at the LOI due date. Exceptions are allowed for a research residency format (2 years of residency 4 years of fellowship).
• Applicants may not hold an appointment of assistant professor or above.
• Applicants must have a fellowship mentor who provides supervision, facilities, and research support at an American Board of Pediatrics approved fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

No institutional overhead or indirect funding is provided under the terms of the grant.

Pre-Application Information:

- Letter of Intent (LOI) Due: July 8, 2022 5PM EST
- Full Proposal Due: August 26, 2022 5PM EST. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure and verify that the online proposal is received before 5:00 p.m. ET by the deadline date.
- Award announcements by: March 1, 2023
- Fellowship begins: July 1, 2023

During each grant cycle, an applicant can only apply once as the lead Principal Investigator. Institutions may submit only one (1) new fellowship application per year. (Concurrent fellows with different funding periods are allowed.)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For technical support, contact:
ProposalCENTRAL Customer Support
(800) 875-2562

For grants inquiries:
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Department of Grants Administration
(626) 792-8247

St. Baldrick’s Foundation
1333 South Mayflower Ave., Suite 400
Monrovia CA 91016

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