A COLLABORATIVE PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) helps fund the most promising research initiatives, and we continue to invest in projects as they make progress. To streamline the grant application process for researchers, reviewers and other childhood cancer organizations, we founded A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program utilizing ProposalCENTRAL for application submission.

OVERVIEW

Eligibility:

  • Fellows, Research Scientists, Instructors and Professors with MD or DO and/or PhD degrees.

Rally funds pediatric cancer research in the following areas:

  • Innovative approaches to research which could lead to advanced studies or clinical trials.
  • Basic science studies that are likely to lead to a new discovery.
  • Personalized, targeted, alternative or integrative research proposals.
  • Under-studied cancer types.
  • Quality of life, survivorship and palliative care studies.
  • Data utilization through data standardization, collection, storage, analysis and sharing.
  • Impact of nutrition on health outcomes before, during and/or after diagnosis and/or treatment.
  • Identifying solutions to inequalities and disparities to improve health outcomes.

The following will not be reviewed:

  • Grants that have no direct relevance to pediatric cancer nor fall within the scope of the Collaborative Grant Application Guidelines.
  • Proposals for funding of infrastructure programs.
  • Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline.

Award Categories:

  • Fellowship Grants – Grants are for one or two years of support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. Each funded grant will be awarded up to $50,000 per year.
  • Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Grants – Grants are for one or two years of support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. Each funded grant will be awarded up to $50,000 per year.
  • Consortium Grants (three or more institutions collaborating on a grant-supported research project): Grants are for one or two years of support. At the end of the award you may apply for additional funding the next grant cycle. Each funded grant will be awarded up to $100,000 per year.

Please note that not all grants are awarded in full. Award amounts are determined by a competitive peer-review process and scores received.

HOW TO APPLY

A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program utilizes ProposalCENTRAL for application submission.

Letter of Intent
Application opens
September 1, 2021
Due October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Notice of Award
Applicants will be notified by
April 29, 2022

Full Application (Invitation only)
Application opens
November 16, 2021
Due January 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Start of Grant Term
All funded grants will start on July 1, 2022

FAQS:

Q. How do I determine which grant type to apply under?
A. To determine whether to apply as a fellow or young investigator, consider your position within the institution as of the start of the award period, July 1. Fellows in the last year of their fellowship may only apply for one year of funding. They may apply again the next year as a young investigator. Young investigators are up to five years post fellowship and independent investigators are more than five years post fellowship. A consortium is three or more institutions collaborating on the proposed research project with one lead institution housing the principal investigator.

Q. Is there a limit on the number of Letters of Intent that an institution or principal investigator may submit?
A. No, there is no limit on the number of Letters of Intent that may be submitted by an institution or principal investigator.

Q. How do I access the Letter of Intent application?
A. Applicants must submit proposals electronically through ProposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system provided by Altum, Inc. Access ProposalCENTRAL at https://proposalcentral.com/ and look for A Collaborative Pediatric Cancer Research Awards Program on the Grant Opportunities tab.

Q. How do I request a no cost extension?
A. No Cost Extensions must be requested and approved. Please email [email protected] your request which states the amount of funds remaining, a brief progress report, an explanation of why you would like an extension, and the length of the extension. If your institution needs approval before the end of your current grant period, please submit your request at least 2 weeks before the grant end date.

Q. What if I need to re-budget my grant?
A. Re-budget requests must be submitted to [email protected] with an explanation of each change and a comparison between the original budget and the revised budget.

Q. What if I have funds remaining at the end of the grant date?
A. Any unused and remaining amounts must be returned to the Rally Foundation unless an approved No Cost Extension is on file.

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