Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness of the causes of childhood cancer. The foundation emerged from the front-yard lemonade stand of four-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who while fighting cancer herself wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination was inspirational, and by her untimely death at the age of 8, Alex had helped raise $1 million. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the United States and Canada.
To advance this mission, ALSF is inviting applications for is Young Investigator Grants program. Through the program, a grant of up to $150,000 over three years will be awarded in support of research scientists in the early stages of their careers such as postdoctoral or clinical fellows with a commitment to pediatric cancer investigation.
To be eligible, applicants must have their MD, PhD, or dual MD/PhD and must not have achieved an appointment higher than Instructor (assistant professor-level faculty, including adjuncts, will not be considered). In addition, applicants from accredited clinical fellowship programs are automatically eligible for the duration of their training and during their first three years at the Instructor level; all other applicants must be within five years of the granting of the last doctoral degree. Applicants must be from a U.S. or Canadian institution with nonprofit tax-exempt status; the PI need not be a U.S. citizen.
See the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.