CureSearch Research Programs: Information for Applicants
In order to ensure that CureSearch funds the best science with the greatest potential to reach pediatric cancer patients in an accelerated time-frame, CureSearch employs a rigorous review process that engages members throughout the drug development ecosystem. Input of scientists, oncologists, and industry experts enables CureSearch to support projects that are positioned to succeed.
CureSearch application submissions and reviews follow a two-stage process. Applicants first must submit a “Letter of Intent” (LOI). LOIs are administratively reviewed by CureSearch Scientific Staff and then reviewed by the CureSearch Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Top scoring LOIs are invited to submit full proposals, which elaborate on the projects initially outlined in the LOI.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
The application window to submit Letters of Intent (LOIs) will open May 1, 2023. CureSearch will fund high potential projects that address areas of unmet need in pediatric cancer, leading to the development of better, less-toxic children’s cancer treatments.
|Request for Applications Opens||May 1, 2023|
|Letter of Intent Deadline||May 26, 2023|
|LOI Notification/Full Applications Invited||July 7, 2023|
|Full Applications Due||September 15, 2023|
|Earliest Award Notification*||January 2024|
|Program||Opportunity Summary||Submission Site|
|Young Investigator||An opportunity for funding up to $75,000 per year for up to three years. Provides seed support for bright researchers, early in their careers, pursuing exciting and novel research in pediatric oncology.||LOI application window opens May 1, 2023 on ProposalCentral|
|Acceleration Initiative||An opportunity for funding in the range of $500,000 to $1.5 million over three years. CureSearch’s Acceleration Initiative Acceleration Initiative projects are highly innovative, address a significant challenge in pediatric cancer drug development, and have a strong probability of clinical application — ready to reach patients within three to five years.||LOI application window opens May 1, 2023 on ProposalCentral|
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Please email Holly Zink, Senior Director of Research and Programs, with any questions or comments.