For Researchers

CURE Childhood Cancer is committed to driving innovative research to improve survival and reduce adverse effects of treatment of children with cancer. We believe that every child deserves a chance to thrive and today’s cure rates are simply not good enough. With this in mind, our goal is to fund projects that will reach the bedside within five years if not sooner.

2020 Research Cycle

CURE is making a change to our research funding process that will affect grant awards for one year. We will not be seeking proposals in the spring of 2020.

In the past, we would use our budget projections and commit to fund research based on our anticipated revenue. Starting in our fiscal year 2020, we will raise the money first, and then award our grants in June 2021 – allowing us to know exactly how much we have raised.

So our cycle for next year, which runs July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, will be as follows:

  • January 2021 – call for proposals
  • Late March 2021 – deadline for submission
  • June 2021 – funding decisions made, and entire grant paid out

We will update this page in January 2021 when the call for proposals opens.

2020 Research Cycle

CURE is making a change to our research funding process that will affect grant awards for one year. We will not be seeking proposals in the spring of 2020.

In the past, we would use our budget projections and commit to fund research based on our anticipated revenue. Starting in our fiscal year 2020, we will raise the money first, and then award our grants in June 2021 – allowing us to know exactly how much we have raised.

So our cycle for next year, which runs July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, will be as follows:

  • January 2021 – call for proposals
  • Late March 2021 – deadline for submission
  • June 2021 – funding decisions made, and entire grant paid out

We will update this page in January 2021 when the call for proposals opens.

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 Scientific Advisory Council and scored for scientific merit and alignment with CURE’s research goals. The SAC 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 Scientific Advisory Council.

Who can I contact with questions?

Please direct questions to our Executive Director, Kristin Connor, at kristin@curechildhoodcancer.org.