Grant Levels

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation Awards Four Types of Grants

PCRF awards grants annually to extraordinary researchers offering the best hope for a cure to childhood cancer. Find out more about the variety of grants available and how they help give hope to children and families.

Basic Research Science Grant

This type of grant primarily funds basic science, translational and/or clinical state of the art pediatric cancer research initiatives. This grant level can be awarded over multiple years and up to $250,000/year.

Translational Research Grant

This type of grant primarily funds new research protocols and therapies that hold promise for improved outcomes and accelerates cures from the laboratory bench to the bedside of children and teens with high-risk cancers. This Grant will be given to a program that involves open, multi-institutional cancer clinical trials, or consortia, and implements new approaches to therapy. This award may provide up to $100,000 per year and can be for multiple years.

Emerging Investigator Fellowship Grant

These grants are designed to support Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Clinical Investigator training for emerging pediatric cancer researchers to pursue exciting research ideas. Applicants must have completed two years of their fellowship, or not more than two years as a junior faculty instructor or assistant professor at the start of the award period. These grants encourage and cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future. Awards will provide up to a maximum of $50,000 per year and can be renewed annually.

Designated Grant Program

Funds projects in communities or regions local to the specific donor or fundraising activity. Outside contributing organizations, fundraisers and donors work with the Foundation to identify a specific project, focus on a specific disease type, facility or awareness program. Grants can be for any specific amount as designated by the donor or contributing organization.


Some people say that children make up 10% of our cancer population, but they are 100% of our future! ~ Dr. Alex Huang, Case Western