The ABTA distributes research funding through four primary programs, listed below. To sign up to receive ABTA funding notifications by email, please click here.
Basic Research Fellowship Program
The Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two-year, $100,000 grants supporting new and early career scientists entering the field of brain tumor research. The experience provides an opportunity in which young, bright, motivated investigators learn from motivating mentors. The ABTA grant application portal typically opens in late-November for the Basic Research Fellowship applications, which are accepted through the first week of January.
Access the 2015 ABTA Basic Research Fellowship eligibility requirements and conditions of support here.
Access the 2015 ABTA Basic Research Fellowship Application Guide here.
Discovery Grant Program
Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants for high-risk, high-impact projects deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for adult and pediatric brain tumor care. Investigators from sciences outside traditional biology fields encouraged to apply. The ABTA grant application portal typically opens in September for the Discovery Grant LOI, which are accepted through the first week of October.
To access the 2015 ABTA Discovery Grant LOI Announcement and FAQ including eligibility criteria, conditions of support and submission instructions, click here.
The Discovery Grant concepts are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are typically extended by e-mail in early December.
Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 stipends grants to current 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. Once the grant application portal opens in late-November 2014 the Medical Student Summer Fellowship applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm, noon (CT), Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
Access the 2015 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship eligibility requirements and conditions of support here.
Access the 2015 ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship Application Guide here.
ABTA is jointly funding feasibility research, quality of life and clinical studies with several organizations. These include a partnership with the Oncology Nursing Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Tumors which supports clinical research, two therapeutic treatment clinical trials through a public-private partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and an international research outreach fellowship through a partnership with EMD Serono and the Society for Neuro-oncology.