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2024 funding opportunities

In order to ensure that CureSearch funds the best science with the greatest potential to reach pediatric cancer patients in an accelerated time frame, we employ a rigorous review process that engages members across the drug development ecosystem. Input of scientists, oncologists and industry experts enables us to support projects that are positioned to succeed.

Application submissions and reviews follow a two-stage process. Applicants first must submit a “Letter of Intent” (LOI). LOIs are administratively reviewed by our scientific staff and then reviewed by the CureSearch Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Top-scoring LOIs are then invited to submit full proposals.

Our Young Investigator program provides seed support for bright researchers, early in their careers, who are pursuing exciting and novel research in pediatric oncology. Young Investigator Award Funding provides up to $75,000 per year for up to three years.

Timeline* Date
RFA opens on ProposalCentral 3/1/2024
Letter of Intent due 4/14/2024
LOI Notification/Full Applications Invited 5/17/2024
Full Applications Due 7/22/2024
Earliest Award Notification* 9/1/2024
Earliest Start Date* 11/1/2024

*Timeline may change slightly between now and the launch of the 2024 RFA. Awards made on rolling basis, pending availability of funds.

Our Catapult Award program aims to accelerate the development of novel, innovative, less-toxic treatments for children with cancer. The goal of the Catapult Award is to overcome barriers to pediatric cancer drug development by providing meaningful funding in order to advance the development of promising oncology research out of the lab and into clinical trials. Catapult Award funding ranges from $500,000 – $2.5 million.

Timeline Date
RFA opens on ProposalCentral 12/11/2023
Letter of Intent due 1/16/2024
LOI Notification/Full Applications Invited 2/7/2024
Full Applications Due 4/15/2024
Earliest Award Notification* 6/3/2024
Earliest Start Date* 6/17/2024

*Awards made on rolling basis, pending availability of funds.

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