ABTA Research Grant Funding Opportunities

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The ABTA currently awards research funding via four RFA-driven grant mechanisms.

Applicants and institutions must agree to adhere to the ABTA Policies and Procedures for Research Grants and Fellowships. Please click the ABTA Grant Application Portal button to apply for any of the grant mechanisms described below. Please note, you must be logged into proposalCENTRAL to apply.




Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded 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 ABTA Grant Application Portal opens in early December with an application due date of mid to late January.


The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program applications from December 6, 2017 to January 24, 2018.

Click here to download the Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program Request for Applications


ABTA Research Collaboration (ARC) Grant Program

ARC Grants are two year, $200,000 grants intended to promote team science in a way that will streamline and accelerate progress and affect the desired change in clinical outcome for brain tumors. Research projects supported under this mechanism must be conducted by a team of at least two co-principal investigators (Co-PI's) from distinct institutions. The research project should be multi-disciplinary in that it incorporates multiple components such as basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research.


ARC research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism.  Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal will be extended by email in early December, with an application due date of mid to late January.

ABTA Basic Research Fellowship Program

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 research, scientific management and other leadership guidance necessary to foster the applicant’s career advancement.


Fellowship research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism.  Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal will be extended by email in early December, with an application due date of mid to late January


ABTA 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 should be full-time faculty to apply.


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