Grant Application Guidelines

Innovative Advanced Cancer Research Foundation
Applications should be submitted to:
125 Old Litchfield Road Washington Depot, CT. 06794


The award amounts to a maximum of $200,000. An annual maximum of $100,000 in total costs may be requested for two years. A detailed budget and justification is required. Funds from IACRF may not be used for indirect costs. Third year renewals are offered.

Funds can be granted to nonprofit institutions, organizations or individuals operating in the U.S. or Canada. Researchers need not be United States citizens.

Review Processes

Grants will be reviewed by the ICRF Board Members with assistance from academic researchers with expertise in the area of the grant application.


Continued support for a second year of funding is contingent upon a non-competitive review and demonstration of satisfactory completion of proposed research objectives and appropriate budget expenditures.

A final report is required at the conclusion of funding.

Application GuidelinesPart I: Online Form

Please complete the contacts and project information. A 250-word summary of the research project in layman’s terms is required.

Part II: Application OutlineA. Cover Page (one page).

B. Table of Contents (one page): Please provide a Table of Contents with page numbers to the corresponding sections.

C. Project Information

  1. Scientific Abstract (half page): Please include a summary of the researchobjectives and rationale.
  2. Impact Statement (half page): How will this project lead to new or improved treatments or impact pediatric cancer patients?
  3. Budget/Justification (three pages): No indirect costs will be paid. The signature from an institutional representative on the cover page of this grant application specifically acknowledges and accepts this provision.
  4. Biographical Sketch (four pages per biosketch): Use the NIH (form PHS 398) four page biographical sketch format for the principal investigator and any key personnel.

D. Research Plan

  1. Specific Aims (one page): List the goals, long-term objectives and what the specific research proposed in this application is intended to accomplish. State the hypotheses to be tested and relevance to pediatric cancer research.
  2. Research Strategy

a. Significance (half page): Describe the relevant background for the current research plan. State the significance and importance of your proposed project with respect to pediatric cancer research. Relate the specific aims to the goals and long-term objectives

b. Innovation (half page): Describe how the proposed research challenges and shifts paradigms, or introduces a novel concept, approach or technology.

c. Approach (four pages): Describe the experimental approach to the research question. Emphasize innovation and describe how the research will be realistically accomplished within the proposed funding period. Provide an account of the PI’s preliminary studies pertinent to the application. A time line is highly encouraged. Special review emphasis will be placed on the investigators anticipation of potential problems and plans to address these issues.

  1. Human Subjects (half page): Include the IRB approval letter. If the letter is not applicable, please include a note in this section. If the letter is pending, any funds awarded will be held until the letter is received.
  2. Vertebrate Animals (half page): Include the IACUC approval letter. If the letter is not applicable, please include a note in this section. If the letter is pending, any funds awarded will be held until the letter is received.
  3. Literature Cited: A maximum of 30 references are allowed. Please use A.P.A. format.

6. Collaborators and/or Consultants: Include any appropriate letters from all individuals confirming their roles in the project.

E. Appendix

A brief appendix is allowed for Awards.