Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Psychosocial Grants LOIs due July 18

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to addressing the psychosocial and behavioral health outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. To this end, NEW Psychosocial Grants are being offered to fill a direct need for research funding by supporting studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. These grants are designed to fund researchers who have novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer whose proposals will have clinically significant impact. Two types of grants are offered:

Psychosocial: Launch Grants – Early Career Researcher/Mentored Category
Intended for junior faculty members holding a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. who have a demonstrated track record of psychosocial research in pediatric cancer, commensurate with their early career status, and who are within seven years of receiving their terminal degree. Up to $50,000 per year for two years will be awarded. Budget items may include salary, fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment (less than $5,000). The applicant must not currently hold an independent NIH grant (R or P Award), and a research mentor must be identified and the application must document his/her involvement in experimental design and execution, as well as active mentorship throughout the grant period.

Psychosocial: Family Impact Grants – Established Investigator Category
Intended for faculty members holding a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or M.D./Ph.D. who have demonstrated success in obtaining prior research funding (grants with at least a two-year funding period) within the field of pediatric cancer from either NIH or other foundations. Award provides $100,000 per year for three years. Budget items may include salary, fringe, travel, supplies and small pieces of equipment (less than $5,000). The project submitted should not overlap with previous awards. Research proposals are to be carried out by established investigators who must have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.

Letters of Intent: July 18, 2014
Full application: October 15, 2014

Find more funding opportunities in this week’s Funding Alerts.

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