St. Baldrick’s Foundation

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. The following St. Baldrick’s Foundation limited submission opportunities are now open. With the following exceptions, Georgetown University may submit only one LOI/application per funding category. Georgetown may submit two LOI/applications in the Research Grant category. It is possible for Georgetown to receive funding in more than one funding category.

The 2018 St. Baldrick’s Foundation funding categories are:

Research Grants: These one-year grants are for hypothesis-driven specific research projects and may be laboratory, clinical or epidemiological research. While the average grant is $100,000 or less, the proposed budget must be realistic for the project.

Supportive Care Research Grants: These are for hypothesis-driven research projects focused on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. and D.N.P. holders. Examples include studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes or quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. While the average grant is $50,000 or less, the proposed budget must be realistic for the project.

St. Baldrick’s Scholars: This career development award is to help develop the independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers (no more than seven years as a faculty member, post-fellowship). With up to $110,000/year, three-year minimum, with an opportunity for two additional years, this award is for a Scholar’s salary & benefits only; adjustments may be allowed if the Scholar receives other funds after applying, upon Foundation approval.

St. Baldrick’s International Scholars: This is a three-year award, with an option for two additional years based on progress. It is made available to train researchers from low- and middle- income countries (according to classification made by the World Bank) and to prepare them to fill specific stated needs in an area of childhood cancer research, with a commitment to then continue with research in their home country.

If you are interested in pursuing one of the funding categories above, please submit:

  • One-page outline of your research proposal (including funding category for which you are applying)
  • NIH-type biosketch (5-page limit)

as a single document (both research proposal and biosketch) to Jennifer Kluge at (new window) no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The External Awards Review Committee will review these applications to select the University’s applicants.

Internal application deadline: January 2, 2018
External Awards Review Committee decisions: Early January
Letter of Intent deadline (if selected): January 31, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
LOI decisions: February
Full application deadline (if selected): March 31, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
Award begins: July 1, 2018

For more information, please visit the St. Bladrick’s Foundation’s website (new window). Faculty are encouraged to contact Becky Pfordresher, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at (202) 687-1067 or (new window).