Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting applications to support selected late translational studies. The purpose of the Reach Grant is to advance ALSF’s mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. Significant barriers exist that impede the translation of innovative and important ideas to the clinic. The Reach Grant seeks to remove one of these barriers by providing support for important preclinical projects that are necessary to move a study from the pre-clinical arena into a clinical trial. Preference will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will likely result in the initiation of a clinical trial two to three years from the start of the project. Eligible applicants may be Assistant, Associate or Professor level investigators who demonstrate a track record of discovery, investigation and external funding. Applicants must be M.D., D.O., PhD, or MD/PhD. Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research with experience in translational research. Multiple investigator applications that bring together pairs or teams of researchers with complementary expertise are encouraged. Proposals must fall within the scope of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission, focused on childhood cancers. Proposals with a sole/primary focus on patients >21 years of age will not be considered. Proposals will be evaluated based on their late-translational potential. Thus, screening projects, discovery projects, and early-translational projects are more appropriate for other ALSF funding mechanisms. Preliminary data are required. The proposal must be hypothesis driven and demonstrate feasibility. Indirect costs are not allowed for this award. Awards are made to the institution, not the individual.
Application Deadline: May 21, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. ET