Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Reach Awards

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation evolved from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004) into a national fundraising movement to raise awareness and find cures for all childhood cancers.

The purpose of the foundation's Reach Awards program is to advance its mission to find cures and better treatments for childhood cancers by providing support to move hypothesis-driven research into the clinic. To that end, the program supports late translational studies needed to ultimately initiate a clinical trial. Priority will be given to those research projects which, if funded, will result in the initiation of a clinical trial within two to three years.

A successful application will identify an unmet clinical need relevant to the care of patients with pediatric cancer and describe how the work performed will allow for the translation of hypothesis-driven research to the clinic keeping broader clinical testing and implementation in view.

Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded over two years.

Primary applicants may be an assistant-, associate-, or professor-level investigator with a track record of discovery, investigation, and external funding. Applicants may be an M.D., D.O., Ph.D, or M.D./Ph.D. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated track record of pediatric cancer research and have experience in translational research. Multiple investigator applications that bring together pairs or teams of researchers with complementary expertise are encouraged.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation website.

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