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Currently Funded ABTA Research Grants

ABTA Research Collaboration Grants

The ABTA Research Collaboration Grant is a two-year grant that supports a multi-PI, multidisciplinary project that can accelerate advances in the understanding and treatment of brain tumors through collaborative team science.





ABTA Basic Research Fellowships

The ABTA Basic Research Fellowship is a two-year grant supporting postdoctoral fellows conducting brain tumor research under the mentorship of an experienced investigator in the field.





ABTA Discovery Grants

The ABTA Discovery Grant is a one-year award supporting high risk, high impact projects that have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms for brain tumors.



ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowships

The ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is a 10-12 week mentor-focused summer program, intended to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.



Grant Funding Opportunities

The ABTA funds projects through four grant mechanisms, detailed below. To apply for a grant, visit the ABTA grant portal in proposalCENTRAL. Please read our Policies and Procedures for Research Grants before applying.

ABTA Grant Application Portal

Basic Research Fellowships

Basic Research Fellowships are two-year, $100,000 mentored grants supporting postdoctoral fellows who are conducting laboratory or field-based research projects that focus on brain tumors. Fellows must have a lead mentor who currently conducts brain tumor research at the same academic institution. The mentor will help with scientific management and other research guidance to foster the applicant’s career advancement.

Basic Research Fellowship projects are pre-screened using a letter of intent (LOI), typically due in November of every calendar year. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are extended by email in early February, with an application due date of mid-to-late March.

 

Discovery Grants

Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants for high risk, high impact research with the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment models.

Discovery research projects are pre-screened using a letter of intent (LOI), typically due in November of every calendar year. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are extended by email in early February, with an application due date in mid-to-late March.

 

ABTA Research Collaboration Grants

Research Collaboration grants are two-year, $200,000 grants for multi-investigator and multi-institutional brain tumor collaborative research projects. They are intended to promote team science, streamlining and accelerating research progress.

Research projects must be conducted by a team of at least two co-principal investigators (Co-PI’s) from different institutions. The research project should be multidisciplinary, incorporating multiple components such as basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research.

Research Collaboration projects are pre-screened using a letter of intent (LOI), typically due in November of every calendar year. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are extended by email in early February, with an application due date of mid to late March.

 

Medical Student Summer Fellowships

Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students who wish to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist mentors. The program’s intent is to inspire talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.

The ABTA grant application portal accepts applications beginning in early December each year, with an application due date of mid-to-late January.

 

Scientific Advisory Council

An independent, external review process ensures that the ABTA awards grants to the brightest and most forward-thinking researchers. Our Scientific Advisory Council and grant reviewers are leaders within the brain tumor community. Many were recipients of ABTA funding earlier in their careers.

The Scientific Advisory Council makes research funding recommendations to the ABTA board of directors. Council members also advise ABTA about scientific trends and new areas of research interest. All members of this prestigious council volunteer their services.

See who’s on our Scientific Advisory Council