Childhood Cancer (ALSF)

| Epidemiology and Biostatistics Funding



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)


Upper $200,000

Grants are $100,000 per year for two years.

Indirect costs are not allowed. A second year of funding is contingent on a noncompetitive review of a progress report including budget expenditures. An itemized budget for the second year of funding must be submitted and approved prior to receipt of a second year of funding. Awardees may apply for an additional two years of funding through the regular grant submission and competitive review process. A maximum of four years (two cycles) can be awarded per project.


These awards are expected to provide funds that will support investigators pursuing epidemiological research aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant mechanism is designed to support the research that focuses on the epidemiology, early detection or prevention of childhood cancer; or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related to detection, prevention and treatment.

Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological approach include the following:

  • Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer
  • Early Detection of childhood cancer
  • Prevention of childhood cancer
  • Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research
  • Molecular epidemiology studies

Proposals addressing psychosocial aspects of childhood cancer will not be considered under this mechanism.

Applicants should be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The applicant may be M.D., M.D./Ph.D or Ph.D. Applicants must have a history of formal training in disciplines that are relevant to the proposed research or a track record of conducting similar research.

Upcoming Deadlines

15 Dec 2016 (Confirmed) – Application (Sponsor deadline – required)

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