ABTA Research Grant Funding Opportunities

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The ABTA currently distributes research funding via three RFA-driven grant mechanisms.

Applicants and institutions must agree to adhere to the ABTA Policies and Procedures for Research Grants and Fellowships. View here. Download the budget detail template and budget justification template required to submit an ABTA research grant.



Basic Research Fellowship Program

The Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two-year, $100,000 grants supporting postdoctoral fellows conducting brain tumor research. Fellows must include a Lead Mentor who currently conducts brain tumor research at the same academic institution in an effort to provide the research, scientific, management, and other leadership guidance necessary to foster the Applicant’s career advancement. The ABTA grant application portal typically opens in late-November for Basic Research Fellowship applications, which are accepted through the middle of January.

Access to the 2016 ABTA Basic Research Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA) here.


Discovery Grant Program

Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants for investigators conducting high-risk/high-impact research deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms. Investigators from sciences outside traditional biology fields are encouraged to apply. The Discovery Grant Program requires a Letter of Intent (LOI). The ABTA grant application portal typically opens in September for the Discovery Grant LOI, and LOIs are accepted through the middle of October.

The Discovery Grant research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are typically extended by e-mail in early December, with an application due date of mid- to late- January.


Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 stipends given to medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist-mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. The grant application portal opens in late-November, and accepts applications through mid- to late- January.

Access to the 2016 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship Request for Applications (RFA) here.