Request for Grant Proposals – STOP! Children’s Cancer

Request for Grant Proposals
STOP! Children’s Cancer, Inc.
Announcement March 15th, 2011

STOP! Children’s Cancer, Inc. requests research proposals focused on the discovery and testing of novel and more effective treatment approaches for children and adolescents with cancer.

Mission Statement:  STOP! CHILDREN’S CANCER, INC. is a local non-profit 501(c) 3) organization committed to the prevention, control and cure of cancer in children through funding of pediatric research.   For more details, see

Amount and Duration of Award(s)
Grants for up to $50,000 will be awarded for a one-year period starting August 1, 2011.  Up to $150,000 will be awarded in the 2011 grant cycle. Indirect costs are not permitted. 

Eligibility of Applicants
All faculty (at all levels and tracks) and post-doctoral fellows are eligible Principal Investigators. The PI must be directly affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. If the eligibility of a potential applicant is uncertain, please send an inquiry to Julie Hill at

Application Procedure
The application deadline is June 1, 2011. Applications should be assembled into a single .pdf file and emailed to: . Alternatively, the .pdf file on CD­ROM or 10 paper copies will be accepted if received by June 1, 2011 at:

STOP! Children’s Cancer, Inc.

C/O Julie Hill, Executive Director
2622-B3 NW 43rd St.
Gainesville, FL  32606

 Applications must approved by the University of Florida Division of Sponsored Research.

Investigator-initiated Grant Application Format
The application should contain sufficient information to judge the scientific merits, significance, and the budgetary needs of the project. If digital (preferred application format), all sections of the proposal (including any supporting materials) must be submitted as a single .pdf file.

Page limit: Items A-E must not exceed 5 pages.
The application must include:

A.  Technical Abstract
B.  Lay Abstract (including innovation and impact)
C.  Research plan describing Specific Aims, Background and Significance, and Experimental Design and Methods.
D.  Relevance Statement explaining how the project meets the mission of STOP! Children’s Cancer by advancing knowledge and therapies for pediatric patients with cancer. Briefly describe how the proposal will impact future plans for this research program.
E.  Budget (with justification). No indirect costs will be paid. Funding may be utilized for lab personnel salary support and laboratory expenses only.  Faculty salary and equipment are not allowed.

1.   Biographical sketch(es) (NIH PHS398 new format)
2.   Collaborators and consultants (letters of support, if applicable)
3.   References
4.   Key publication by PI (optional, 1 article limit)
5.  Copy of signed DSR-1 form or copy of workflow approval page

Required if funded:
Human subjects (certification for protection of human subjects, if applicable; copy of IRB approval).
Vertebrate animals (certification for protection of laboratory animals, if applicable; copy of IACUC approval).

Review Process
Applications received by the deadline will be peer reviewed and scored by the members of the Medical Advisory Board of STOP! Scoring criteria include scientific merit (quality of rationale, aims, experimental design), qualifications of the PI/team (ability to complete the stated aims), and relevance to the mission of STOP! in Pediatric Oncology.  The Board of Directors will make emphasis review and final funding decisions.

 Final Progress Report


A summary of progress and outcomes must be submitted to the STOP! Board of Directors within 1 month after the project completion date.  The reports (2-page limit) must include a summary of budget expenditures. Abstracts, publications, presentations arising from the funded project should be cited in the reports. Funding by STOP! should be acknowledged on all publications and presentations. Projects demonstrating excellent progress may be considered for additional funding in the following year’s grant cycle.


Application due date June 1, 2011
Award notification date July 15, 2011
Project start date August 1, 2011
1st progress report due March 1, 2012
2nd progress report due September 1, 2012