St. Baldrick's Foundation
2022 Fellowship Award

This is a limited submission program.

Number of applicants: 1

Internal submission deadline: June 14, 2021

See Internal Submission Guidelines for more details.


This is a limited submission program; a university-wide internal selection process is required. This award is for two years of fellowship training, with a possible additional year of funding based upon the demonstration of need and significant accomplishment. Fellowships are granted for applicants in their 2nd or 3rd year of pediatric oncology fellowship at the LOI due date. St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds biomedical research 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.


Internal Cancer Institute deadline: June 14, 2021
Applicant selected notified by SCI: June 18, 2021
For applicant selected:
Institutional representative deadline-prior to the LOI submission (RPM/RMG): July 1, 2021
The Letter of intent (LOI) requires a signature page which must be signed by the applicant's RPM in RMG.
Letter of intent: July 9, 2021 5PM EST via propsalCENTRAL
If invited to submit a full proposal, please submit your Proposal Intake Form (PIF) as soon as possible:
Institutional representative deadline (RPM/RMG): August 20, 2021
Full application: August 27, 2021 5PM EST via propsalCENTRAL

 Program Guidelines

 Amount of Funding

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. All Fellow awards are to cover salary and benefits only. No institutional overhead or indirect funding is provided under the terms of the grant.


  • Applicants should hold an M.D. or D.O. degree by the date the grant becomes effective.
  • Applicant should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of pediatric oncology fellowship at the LOI due date.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • St. Baldrick’s funds may not be used for human embryonic stem cell research.
  • See program guidelines for additional criteria.

 Funding Priorities and Topics of Interest

Funding Priorities:

Current funding priorities are divided into four categories:

  • New discovery research
  • Translational research and early phase clinical trials
  • Phase III clinical trials & infrastructure support of participating institutions (primarily the fall grant cycle)
  • Education of new pediatric oncology researchers


Topics of Interest:

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:

  • Adolescents & young adults
  • Survivorship, outcomes, and quality of life
  • Supportive care
  • Epidemiology and pediatric cancer predispositions
  • Precision medicine
  • Alternative & complementary therapies


Terms and Conditions: Please see the guidelines for details.

 Internal Submission Guidelines

By June 14, 2021, please submit one PDF file containing the following, in the order listed below, via email attachment to:

Gayle White
Stanford Cancer Institute

File name: Last name_ St. Baldrick’s Fellowship.pdf

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not need to submit your internal proposal through your institutional official for approval. You may submit your internal proposal directly to Gayle White. 

1) Title page

Title of this RFA: St. Baldrick's Foundation Fellowship Award
Project title
Area of focus: childhood cancer type or other research focus
Name of the PI (fellow), title, department, contact information, address, email
Faculty sponsor/mentor: name, title, department

2) Brief research proposal (one page) based on the sponsor's LOI guidelines

PI Name and Project title
Relevance of the proposed research project to the mission of St. Baldrick’s Foundation (to cure childhood cancers)
Brief rationale for the proposed research project
Brief timeline of the progression of research

3) PI NIH format biosketch

Selection process:

Proposals will be reviewed by a Stanford Cancer Institute review committee. That committee will select the applicants to represent Stanford.


Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not need to send your internal proposal to your RPM/RMG or your CGO/OSR for institutional review and approval. For inquiries regarding the internal selection process, please contact:

Gayle White
Stanford Cancer Institute