National Pediatric Cancer Foundation Issues Call for Research Proposals

May 11, 2022 at 04:13 pm by pjeter

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) announced today it is seeking research proposals as part of its 43 Challenge program, a national awareness and funding initiative aimed at making radical progress in pediatric cancer research. In recognition of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day, NPCF is offering the $4.3 million research grant program – set to open on April 3 (4/3) – to medical, science, technology and corporate innovators and thought leaders with novel ideas to make progress in the fight against cancer among children. The best ideas will be selected and funded, ranging from $1 million to $4.3 million grants, in the name of improving the lives of children diagnosed with cancer.

NPCF is advocating for new solutions that promote significant advances in addressing pediatric cancer and therapies. The goal of the grant research program is to explore the possibility that an innovative proposal could possibly be found within another aspect of the medical, science or technology fields. Casting a wider net for this research opportunity offers a chance to explore fields which may have been previously overlooked with regard to cancer research.

 NPCF’s main mission is funding research to eliminate childhood cancer, and the grant program is just one way it works to accomplish this. The organization desires science that is novel, can significantly improve the lives of children with cancer and/or makes radical progress against pediatric cancers within the next few years.

Applications may come from one or more of the following fields and be submitted by individuals, multi-disciplinary teams, research institutions, healthcare providers or corporate partnerships:

· Oncology

· Biochemistry

· Biology / Ecology

· Medical Physics

· Bio-Medical Engineering

· Artificial Intelligence

· Therapeutics

· Genomics

· Molecular Biology

Interested applicants may submit an LOI/ ABSTRACT from April 3-May 31, 2022. This abstract will be used to check eligibility and to initially interpret proposals to determine which projects will be asked to submit a full proposal. To submit an LOI/ ABSTRACT and for more details, visit The projects selected will then be invited to submit a single-page application and be interviewed by the NPCF / Selection Committee. Grant winner(s) will be announced Sept. 1, 2022.

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