For Researchers

Resources for Grantees and Applicants

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 by Letter of Intent (LOI), typically open in early November with LOIs due in December of every calendar year. Invitations and instructions to submit a full proposal are extended by email in February, with applications due in March.

American Brain Tumor Association Jack and Fay Netchin Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students who intend 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 November each year, with an application due date in mid-January.

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.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABTA is not able to accept applications for Basic Research Fellowships for the 2021 grant cycle.

Projects are pre-screened by Letter of Intent (LOI), typically open in early November with LOIs due in December. Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal are extended by email in February, with applications due in March.

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.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABTA is not able to accept applications for the Research Collaboration Grants for the 2021 grant cycle. 

Applications for the ABTA Research Collaboration Grants are typically accepted every other year. Applications are pre-screened by Letter of Intent, due in December. Invitations and instructions to submit a Full Application are extended by email in February, with an application due date in March.