Funder: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Due Date: December 15, 2017
These awards will support investigators pursuing research studies in human populations using
epidemiological approaches aimed at improving our understanding of childhood cancer. This grant
mechanism is designed to support hypothesis-driven research that focuses on the epidemiology, early
detection and prevention of childhood cancer or comparative effectiveness and outcomes research related
to detection, prevention and treatment.
Eligible areas of investigation using an epidemiological research approach include the following:
1. Epidemiology and etiology of childhood cancer (identify subgroups at risk, cause and risk factors)
2. Early Detection of childhood cancer (reduce disease severity and complications e.g. screening)
3. Prevention of childhood cancer (prevent initial development of disease, e.g. immunization, reduce
4. Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research (evaluate existing or new
preventative/therapeutic measures to improve health outcomes for children with cancer or
evaluate access to treatment)
5. Molecular epidemiology studies (identify contribution of potential genetic risk factors to late effects
of treatment, within families and across populations)
Principal Investigator Eligibility Criteria
Applicants should be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level
Applicant may be M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D.
Applicants must have a history of formal training in disciplines that are relevant to the proposed
research or a track record of conducting similar epidemiological or cancer research, including peerreviewed
publications and funding, that demonstrates the project can be accomplished by the
Funding for two years, maximum of $100,000 per year, may be requested for direct costs. ALSF’s budget
template must be used. Written justification is required. Budget may include items such as salary, fringe,
ALSF adheres to the NIH salary cap for the current year for the principal and co-investigator(s).
Indirect costs, including tuition remission, are not allowed.
The template may be downloaded from www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines
Epidemiology Grant awardees may apply for an additional two years of funding, for new but related aims,
through the regular grant submission and competitive review process. The second application may not
ask for funding of incomplete aims from the first funding period. A maximum of 4 years (2 cycles) can be
awarded per project.