(CLOSED) Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) Grants

Sponsor Name: 
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Description of the Award: 

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation identifies and invests in leading edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure to childhood cancer. PCRF is a pioneer in eliminating childhood cancer through our ability to identify and fund cutting edge research. PCRF exclusively targets funds toward emerging and breakthrough opportunities.

Three grant opportunities currently exist:

  • Basic Research Science Grant (up to $250,000 per year, for three years) Not funded in this cycle
  • Translational Research Grant (up to $100,000 per year, for up to two years)
  • Emerging Investigator Fellowship (up to $50,000 per year for one year)

Policies and procedures

  • PCRF requires the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) through Proposal Central. An institution may only submit one LOI per award type. Multiple LOIs should not be submitted by the same researcher.
  • Researchers not previously funded by the foundation are typically funded at the Emerging Investigator Fellowship level.
  • Selected researchers will be invited to submit a grant application via Proposal Central. The applications deadline is May 31st.

More informaton about PCRF can be found at https://pcrf-kids.org/

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Mar 01, 2021
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
May 31, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should upload the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_NIH 17-340_2021 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

  1. Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

    1. Descriptive title of proposed activity
    2. PI name, departmental affiliations(s) and contact information
    3. Co-PI's names and departmental affiliation(s)
    4. Names of other key personnel
    5. Participating institution(s)
    6. Number and title of this funding opportunity
  2. Research project (limit 3 pages) addressing the following:

    1. How does this proposal fit the goals and objectives of PCRF?
    2. What need/issue are you addressing?
    3. Why is your approach novel?
    4. What outcomes do you hope to achieve?
    5. Why are you and your institution the best equipped to carry out this activity?
  3. References
  4. Biosketches (limit 5 pages)

Formatting Guidelines:

Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:00pm
For help or questions: 

The Office of Foundation Relations is the designated institutional contact responsible for communicating with the Foundation and is collaborating with Limited Submissions on the internal downselect process. For questions concerning the application process and other foundation-related questions please contact Jess Kiely, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, (jkiely1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu).

No Applicants