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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 2023 Young Investigator Grants

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The requested budget should be in proportion to the scope of the proposed project and should be at or under $150,000 USD in direct costs over 3 years. A maximum of $50,000 in total costs may be requested per year.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

November 28, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

December 12, 2022


The Young Investigator grant is a three-year award designed to support early career researchers, such as postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows or instructors, pursuing promising childhood cancer research ideas. These grants aim to cultivate the best and brightest researchers of the future who demonstrate a commitment to a research career in pediatric cancer. A mentor is required, and a career development plan must be included. The Young Investigator grant offers up to $50,000 in direct costs per year for three years.

Proposals must fall within the scope of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission, focused on childhood cancers. Proposals with a sole/primary focus on patients >19 years of age will not be considered.

Additional Program Information:

Please Note:

  • Award Notification: May 2023
  • Projected Start/End Date: July 2023 – June 2026


  • Applications must be submitted by non-profit organizations or degree granting institutions in the United States or Canada. Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals, but an individual may only serve as a principal investigator/project director on one application during each review period.
  • This call focuses on developing partnerships. Proposals from single institutions must develop partnerships that do not already occur naturally: for example, proposals from departments that draw students from the same shared graduate program are not responsive to this call. Proposals from more than one institution are responsive. Academic institutions, professional societies, and advocacy organizations are only a few of the appropriate drivers of proposals. Only non-profit institutions may be supported by BWF’s award, but non-profits may involve for profit organizations in their proposals. This program does not support biomedical research projects proposed by individual investigators.
  • Eligible proposals will include rationale/vision for the project, including who it is intended to impact.
  • Individuals may only serve twice as directors (principal investigators/project directors) for proposals supported over time by this program. Awardees and past awardees from other BWF programs are eligible to apply.

Application/Nomination Process:

  • Applicants must not use the Internet Explorer (IE) browser as it is not compatible with the online portal. Chrome and Firefox browsers are recommended.
  • To start an application, navigate to the portal at ALSFapps.
  • Returning applicants: login with your username and password.
  • First time applicants: click the “New User?” link and complete your one-time registration and then login.
  • After you’ve logged in, follow the directions on the Dashboard to apply for a Research Grant. Complete the online form with applicant contact and project information. TIPS:
  • Enter the Project Title first, even if it is tentative. Then Save.
  • If someone other than the PI is entering information into the portal, the “Contact Person” name entered must be the PI’s name.
  • The application document must be uploaded as one PDF (maximum of 20 MB).
  • You may save your application to finish later. Go to ALSFapps and login again. You will land on your dashboard. Click “Applications” to the left to edit your application in progress.
  • Once completed, submit the application by clicking Review & Submit. You will see error messages for any required fields that need to be completed. Review all information and click Submit again.
  • After your application has been successfully submitted an email confirmation will be sent. You will not be able to amend the application after submission.
  • All templates and policies mentioned can be found at ALSF’s Resources for Grant Applicants page.


Additional Details


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.