Research Management Group (RMG)

St. Baldrick's Foundation-Pediatric Cancer
Grants and Fellowship-Spring Cycle 2017

*Limited awards pertaining to pediatric cancer-a university-wide internal Stanford selection process is required*

St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds biomedical research in order to better understand the causes of pediatric cancers and to advance its prevention, treatment, and cure. The main output of this research is new knowledge.

The 2017 internal deadline has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.


# of applicants:




Timeline:
Internal Cancer Institute deadline:    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 3 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines)
Applicants notified by Jan. 17, 2017
Institutional representative deadline (RPM/RMG): Jan. 24, 2017*
*for the applicants selected: the LOI requires a signature page, so the PI’s selected must give the RPM administrative access to permit the RPM to provide the institutional signature.
Letter of intent (for applicant selected in each category): Jan. 31, 2017 via proposal central
Full application:   March 31, 2017 via proposal central


Program Guidelines
The following PDF file of the guidelines was downloaded from the sponsor's webpage: http://www.stbaldricks.org/for-researchers
Download a PDF file of the guidelines (see the internal submission guidelines below)



Funding Priorities
Current funding priorities are divided into four categories and six focus areas:

Categories:

Focus Areas:
In addition to research to understand the biology of childhood cancers and discover leads to more effective treatments, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Grants and Fellowships

NOTE: St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.

During each grant cycle, a researcher can only apply once as the lead Principal Investigator.

Consortium Research grants
Unlimited #s of applicants permitted: Consortia are considered as separate entities and more than one (1) LOI/application may be submitted by an institution acting as lead.
$100K-$500K/yr for 1-5 yrs
These grants are for team science to support program projects, for a group of 3–5 or more institutions solving key questions in childhood cancer. These grants may be for up to five years.
Existing consortia are preferred;
newly created consortia should be prepared to begin work quickly if funded. Applicants should propose a realistic budget to accomplish the project’s goal; average grant will be 1–5 years
Eligibility: faculty with PI eligibility
The internal selection process does not apply for this RFP.
Timeline:
The LOI requires a signature page, so the PI’s selected must give the RPM administrative access to permit the RPM to provide the institutional signature by Jan. 24, 2017
Letter of intent (required) deadline: Jan. 31, 2017 via proposal central >>
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: March 24, 2017
Full proposal deadline: March 31, 2017 via proposal central


Research grants
Only TWO applicants are permitted
These one-year $100,000 grants are for specific research projects which are hypothesis driven and may be either laboratory, clinical, or epidemiological in nature.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (UTL, MCL, NTLR) and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver)
See the guidelines for additional information
(see internal submission guidelines below)

 

Summer Fellowship Awards**
Only ONE per institution is permitted (this is an institutional award and not an individual award)
**NOTE: the Cancer Institute will contact the Foundation at Grants@StBaldricks.org in order to facilitate Stanford's institutional application for this $5,000 award. Applications for summer fellowships must be submitted by the Stanford Cancer Institute via email to Grants@StBaldricks.org.
**The internal selection process is NOT applicable for this Summer Fellowship because the Stanford Cancer Institute is the designated applicant.
Graduate students, Medical students and residents should NOT submit internal proposals for this.

Fellowships
Only ONE applicant is permitted.
St. Baldrick’s Fellowships are granted for 3rd and 4th or 4th and 5th years of pediatric oncology research, with an opportunity for one (1) additional year of funding based upon need, significant accomplishment, and approved application.
Eligibility:
Applicants should hold an M.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. degree by the date the grant becomes effective.
Applicants must be employed by an academic or non-profit research institution or laboratory.
Fellows must have completed at least 2 years of clinical training prior to becoming a St. Baldrick’s Fellow.
Fellows must have a fellowship mentor in a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program
Award is for two years of fellowship training, with a possible additional year of funding based upon the demonstration of significant accomplishment.
Applicants need not be American citizens; however, they must be associated with an American Board of Pediatrics approved fellowship program, or equivalent training.
See the guidelines for additional information
(see internal submission guidelines below)



Scholar (Career Development) Award

Only ONE applicant is permitted.
Purpose: to fund early career researchers
$110K/yr x 3 yrs ($115K/yr for yrs four and five)
Eligibility:
A ssist. prof. with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTLR appts.) and CE assist. prof.* who are within the first 7 years of their initial independent, full time faculty appointment . [*CE faculty-if selected as the faculty member to represent Stanford-you will need to submit a Career Development PI waiver request through your RPM. ]
Instructors, Clinical Instructors, academic-staff-researchers (ie., research associates) are eligible (if selected as the applicant to represent Stanford they will need to request and receive approval for a Career Development PI waiver)
Applicants need not be American citizens; however, they must work at an academic, medical, or research institution within the United States.
See the guidelines for additional criteria and other funding restrictions.
(see internal submission guidelines below)



Supportive Care Research Grants

Only ONE applicant is permitted.
These $50,000 grants are for specific research projects which are hypothesis driven and focus on areas related to the supportive care of children and adolescents with cancer. Examples include but are not limited to: studies related to symptom clusters, patient-reported outcomes/quality of life, health communication, health promotion, and psychosocial support across the trajectory from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care.
Eligibility: Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (with UTL, MCL, and NTL-R appointments). For holders of Ph.D. and DNP.
See the guidelines for more information.
(see internal submission guidelines below)



International Scholars Award

Only ONE application is permitted from Stanford as the sponsoring (training) institution*
Purpose: This three-five year award is to train researchers from low- and middle- income countries (as classified by the World Bank) to prepare them to fill specific stated needs in an area of childhood cancer research upon returning to their home country. Recipients are called St. Baldrick’s International Scholars.
Amount of funding: see page 26 for details
All awards will be payable to the Scholar’s (sponsor's*)academic institution(s), nonprofit research institution(s) or laboratory(ies). *Per clarification from the foundation- the award would be made payable to Stanford and that Stanford would be responsible for the distribution of funds to the applicant's institution.
The program official indicated it is likely potential applicants would be drawn from an institution's existing international programs.
**# of applicants:
Sponsoring [training] institutions [Stanford*] may submit only ONE new International Scholar Award application per year.
Eligibility: Who is the PI?
The applicant (in the LMIC institution) is the PI** who submits his/her application through Stanford with the help of his/her Stanford faculty mentor (with PI eligibility) **Only ONE International Scholar will be considered for funding for the same participating low or middle-income country institution. Eligible countries are those included in the World Bank Classification as Low, Middle-Low and Middle-High income countries. (Concurrent International Scholars with different funding periods are allowed.)
See pages 24-29 in the guidelines for detailed eligibility criteria.
Applicants must have a Sponsor
(Stanford faculty member with PI eligibility) who provides supervision, facilities and research support, from a Pediatric Program (the applications are submitted via Stanford)
(see internal submission guidelines below)



INTERNAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 3 p.m., please send one PDF file containing the following (in the order listed below) to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager, Stanford Cancer Institute
deniseb@stanford.edu

File name: Last name_St_Baldricks_2017.pdf

Note: you do not have to generate a PDRF form or submit your internal proposal through your institutional representative (RPM/RMG or OSR) for his or her approval, you can submit it directly to Denise per these instructions.

1) Title page
Title of this RFA: St. Baldrick's Foundation
Grant/Fellowship Category (indicate one of the following):
-St. Baldrick's Scholar Career Development Award
-Research Grant
-Supportive Care Research Grant
-St. Baldrick's Fellowship
-St. Baldrick's International Scholars
Project title
Name of the PI**, title, department, contact information, address, email, phone #
Faculty sponsor/mentor**: name, title, department
**For a International Scholar proposal: the PI is the international scholar-provide the name, title, institution, address, phone and email. Please also list the faculty mentor/sponsor, title, department/division, address, phone, email
**For a Fellowship proposal: the PI is the pediatric clinical fellow, so provide his/her contact information. Please include the name of his/her fellow's faculty mentor, title, address, phone and email)

2) Brief research proposal
(1-2 pages-- references and illustrations included in page total)

For international scholar proposals- per the guidelines: " The research proposal must include 2-3 years of training between the sponsor country and the institution of origin, as well as the implementation of a carefully constructed project plan at the institution of origin". Therefore, the international scholar's Stanford faculty mentor/sponsor should provide this information in the brief research proposal.

3) PI's** Biosketch
**For the International Scholar proposal: provide the CV for the international scholar

4) PI's Other funding (this must include your current or pending other support: name of sponsor, term, amount of funding)
For the International Scholar provide the other funding for the international scholar (this can also be included in the scholar's CV)

 

Selection process
Your proposals will be reviewed by the Stanford Cancer Institute review committee. With the exception of the Consortium Research Grant and Summer Fellowship, Denise Baughman will notify each applicant selected to represent Stanford so they have time to prepare their Letter of intent in proposal central by Jan. 24th and to give their RPM permission to access their letter of intent form and provide the institutional signature required in time to submit the LOI by the sponsor’s Jan. 31st deadline


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