A Kids Brain Tumor Cure is a national nonprofit organization 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.
The number-one priority of the organization is to encourage investigators worldwide to turn their attention to the area of pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGA) brain tumor research and award research grants for the most promising programs and studies. 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 pediatric brain tumors.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for basic and translational projects with potential to advance understanding of the underlying biology of the development and treatment of PLGA tumors. Grant amounts will be based on the size, impact, and complexity of the project, while funding will be awarded over a one-, two-, or three-year period.
Investigators from all over 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 portion of their career are encouraged to apply.
See the AKBTC website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.