A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 2007 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians, and friends to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy.
The number-one priority of the foundation is to act as a catalyst for researchers worldwide to focus their attention on pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGA) brain tumor research and to award research grants for the most promising programs and studies in that area. It is hoped that the research will lead to a better understanding of the causes of PLGA as well as the discovery of more effective treatments and a cure for the most common forms of brain tumors in children.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent related to basic and translational projects with the potential to advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. Grant amounts will be based on the size, complexity, and potential impact of project. Funding can be awarded over a one-, two-, or three-year period.
Investigators from around the world are invited to submit an LOI at any time during the year. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Investigators in the early years of their careers are encouraged to apply.
See the AKBTC website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.