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2020 Young Investigator Grant

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits to Support Early-Career
Scientists Working in the Field of Pediatric Cancer Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

Deadline Date:

12/16/19

Description:

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Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations to support scientists researching pediatric cancer as they participate in fellowship training or are in the beginning stages of their careers. Successful applicants will demonstrate a career plan that is dedicated to pediatric cancer investigation as well as outstanding mentorship opportunities.

The Young Investigator grant is a 3-year award designed to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers, such as postdoctoral or clinical fellows. Outstanding mentorship and demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer investigation are critical components of a successful application. 

Budget items may include salary, fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment (less than $5,000).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184361

Estimated Size of Grant:

A Young Investigator Grant is $150,000 over 3 years (maximum of $50,000 per year may be requested).

Term of Contract:

Three years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Applicants should be at the early stages of their research careers.
- Applicants must have their M.D., Ph.D. or dual M.D., Ph.D. and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor (Assistant Professor level faculty, including Adjuncts at this level, will not be considered). In addition: Applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level, and all other applicants must be within five years from the granting of the last doctoral degree.
- A minimum of 75% of the applicant’s time during the Young Investigator period must be allocated as protected time for all research activities. This percentage of time includes both Young Investigator activities and the applicant’s other research responsibilities.
- At the time of application or successful award, the applicant must not hold an NIH independent (R or P Award) or individual training (F or K Award) grant. Institutional training grants (K12, T32) are permitted. Funding from other foundations is also permitted provided there is no budgetary overlap.
- A research mentor(s) must be identified and have a track record in pediatric oncology. If no such record exists, a co-mentor with such a record must be identified. The application must document mentor(s) involvement in experimental design and execution. A detailed plan for training activities is expected.

Restrictions:
- ALSF adheres to the NIH salary cap for principal investigator(s) for the current year.
- Funds from ALSF may not be used for indirect costs (including tuition remission).
- The grant may not be renewed; no cost extensions are strongly encouraged.
- Funds must be granted to nonprofit institutions/organizations operating in the U.S. or Canada. Researchers need not be United States citizens.

If utilizing a sub-contractor you must include this budget. No indirect costs will be paid to the subcontractor.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application deadline: December 16, 2019, at 11:59 PM
Award Notification: May 2020
Project Start/End Dates: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

Only one resubmission of a previously reviewed Young Investigator proposal is permitted.

Resource Sharing Form: https://www.alexslemonade.org/sites/default/files/resource_sharing_form_all_grants_final_0.docx

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://alsfapps.force.com/

For questions, contact:
Judy Oliver
Grants@AlexsLemonade.org

Alex's Lemondate Stand Foundation
111 Presidential Boulevard, Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Ph. (610) 649-3034 or (866) 333-1213
Fax (610) 649-3038

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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