For Researchers

CURE Childhood Cancer believes that every child deserves a chance to thrive and today’s cure rates are simply not good enough. With that in mind, we seek proposals for research with the potential to significantly improve treatments for pediatric cancers where current options are inadequate. Such studies might include development of novel therapies, characterization of drug resistance, and/or treatment of relapsed disease.

In alignment with our strategic goals, CURE will be placing highest priority on clinical and translational research proposals with anticipated clinical testing or application within the next 2-3  years.

2023 Research Cycle

The next Request For Proposals is expected to be released January 2023.  We will provide more information as the date gets closer.

2022 Research Cycle

Our 2022 RFP is now closed. The next Request For Proposals is expected to be released January 2023.  We will provide more information as the date gets closer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I submit a proposal for funding?

CURE utilizes ProposalCentral to administer our research process. Please follow the link below to apply.

Proposal Central

How are funding decisions made?

All proposals are reviewed by our Peer Review Committee and scored for scientific merit and alignment with CURE’s research goals. The PRC makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, which ultimately decides what proposals to fund. Decisions are based on scores and the amount of funds available.

Does CURE award multi-year grants?

We will consider a multi-year grant for clinical projects only.

What is the typical grant size?

There really is not a “typical” grant award. All proposals must include a detailed budget, and that is reviewed and evaluated by the Peer Review Committee.

Who can I contact with questions?

Please direct questions to our CEO, Kristin Connor, at [email protected].