Research Management Group (RMG)

St. Baldrick's Foundation-Pediatric Cancer
Grants-Spring Cycle 2019

*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.


# of applicants:

NEW 2019 limited submissions policy exception:

Each program/institution may submit one additional LOI/application in the Spring funding cycle in one program/funding category of their choice. This is one additional LOI/application overall for the cycle, not one additional LOI/application per program/category.
o Due to high interest from donors and low numbers of past applications, the following qualify for the above limited submissions policy exceptions:
Brain tumors – all types, including rare forms
Burkitt lymphoma
Complementary and alternative therapies
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Rhabdoid tumors

Internal Cancer Institute deadline:    Jan. 11, 2019, 3 p.m. (see the internal submission guidelines)
Applicants notified by Jan.
Institutional representative deadline (RPM/RMG)-pre-LOI: Jan. 24, 2019*
*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, 2019 via proposal central
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG) deadline: March 22, 2019
Full application:   March 29, 2019 via proposal central

Program Guidelines
The following PDF files of the RFPs can be downloaded from the sponsor's webpage:
(see the internal submission guidelines below)

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


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:


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.

Research Grant Awards
Only ONE applicant is 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)
Download a PDF file of the RFP:
(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 (Years 4–5, if funded, will be up to $115,000/year).
Assist. 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.
Applicants holding or awarded R01s at the time of the LOI are not eligible to apply. Applicants
cannot hold a NIH K-award at the time that they apply (institutional K12 funding is allowable).
Downlaod a PDF file of the RFP:
(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) and CE faculty (with an approved CE faculty PI waiver).
For Ph.D., D.N.P., M.D./D.O. holders.
Download a PDF file of the RFP:
(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 the RFP 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 in the RFP 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)
Download a PDF file of the RFP:
(see internal submission guidelines below)


By Jan. 11, 2019, 3 p.m., please CLICK HERE to upload one PDF file [File name: Last name_St_Baldricks_2019.pdf] containing the following (in the order listed below) to the Stanford Medicine Box Submission folder.

Denise Baughman
Project Manager, Stanford Cancer Institute

Note: you do not have to submit your internal proposal through your institutional representative (RPM/RMG) 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):
-Scholar Career Development Award
-Research Grant
-Supportive Care Research Grant
-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

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. 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. 29th deadline.

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