National Pediatric Cancer Foundation Issues Call for Research Proposals – Total Value of $4.3 Million | Business


The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) announced today that it is seeking research proposals as part of its 43 Challenge program, a national awareness and funding initiative aimed at making radical advances in childhood cancer research. In recognition of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day, NPCF is offering its $4.3 million research grant program—which begins April 3—to medical, scientific, technology and business innovators and thought leaders with new ideas to advance in the fight against cancer in children. The best ideas are selected and funded, ranging from $1 million to $4.3 million in grants, in the name of improving the lives of children diagnosed with cancer.

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“Our country is known for addressing numerous challenges, including recent solutions to COVID, so now is the time to focus on solutions for children with cancer,” said NPCF CEO David Frazer. “The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is committed to rapidly and significantly advance childhood cancer research. We are looking for new, innovative and collaborative research ideas that can improve treatment and save children’s lives.”

NPCF advocates for new solutions that advance significant advances in childhood cancer approaches and therapies. The aim of the grant research program is to explore the possibility that an innovative proposal could potentially be found within another aspect of the medical, scientific or technological field. Casting out a wider network for this research opportunity provides an opportunity to explore areas previously overlooked in relation to cancer research.

NPCF’s primary mission is to fund research to eradicate cancer in children, and the grant program is just one way to accomplish this. The organization wants science to be new, to significantly improve the lives of children with cancer and/or to make radical progress in the fight against childhood cancer in the coming years.

“As a grateful mother of a child who won her battle with cancer more than three decades ago, I am deeply committed to a future where no family has to face what we’ve done,” said Melissa Dunkel, board member, emeritus Director and NPCF Co-Founder. “I commend the work of the talented pediatric oncologists and scientists in the US, and I encourage researchers from all disciplines to help NPCF as we take a groundbreaking approach to tackle childhood cancer.”

Applications may come from one or more of the following fields and be submitted by individuals, multidisciplinary teams, research institutions, healthcare providers, or business partnerships:

OncologyBiochemistryBiology / EcologyMedical PhysicsBio-Medical EngineeringArtificial IntelligenceTherapeuticsGenomicsMolecular Biology

Interested applicants can submit an LOI/ABSTRACT from April 3, 2022. This abstract will be used to check eligibility and to initially interpret proposals to determine which projects will be asked to submit a full proposal. To submit an LOI/ABSTRACT and for more details, visit The selected projects will then be invited to submit a one page application and will be interviewed by the NPCF/Selection Committee. The winner(s) of the grant will be announced on September 1, 2022.

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (founded 1991) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eradicate cancer in children. We operate a unique collaborative research consortium (called the Sunshine Project) made up of physicians and scientists from thirty-two of the nation’s top hospitals. We work together to idealize and merge the best scientific ideas and fund innovative research. The NPCF has been awarded a 100% perfect score for financial health and transparency and is recognized by Charity Navigator as the top-rated cancer charity in the US. For more information, visit or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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