Powering Cures

Funding Childhood Cancer Research Since 1982

The researchers we work with are some of the most inspiring people you will ever want to meet.

Their creativity, resilience and persistence are models for us all.  Still, we know that researchers often need champions and advocates – people who nurture and encourage, particularly when something may be askew.   Vibrant partnerships with the research community are essential for accelerating meaningful scientific progress – and we are proud that our keen eye and collaborative stewardship style have launched both cures and careers. 

Types and Categories of Research Grants

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 $150,000/year.These type of grants fund work that is the basis for childhood cancer research, helping to move science in the direction of improved treatments and eventually finding a cure.

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 is given to programs that involve open, multi-institutional cancer clinical trials or consortia, and implement new approaches to therapy. This award may provide up to $75,000 per year 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

These grants fund 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.

Help Our Researchers Save More Lives

Meet Our Researchers

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) helps fund lifesaving pediatric cancer research with the help of people like you. We support current and emerging researchers in laboratories across the country focusing on new and exciting research ideas that provide hope for a future of improved cancer treatment and reduced childhood cancer rates. We have already come so far, but there is more work to do and you can help us do it.

Learn More About Cancer Research Grants