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Brain Tumor Research Grants

The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF), a national not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians and friends to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy.

The number one priority of CBTF is the awarding of grants for research into the causes of and effective treatments for pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. Since 1988, over 6.5 million dollars has been awarded to institutions across the United States.

The grant cycle begins in the spring of each year. Investigators from all over the US and Canada submit a pre-application form to be reviewed by an expert panel. Based on this initial review, a selected group of applicants are then invited to submit a full proposal.

Each proposal is peer reviewed by at least two leading experts in the specific area of research being studied. Only those proposals with the highest scores demonstrating the most potential to have a significant impact on the future of children with pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors are awarded two-year grants.

Grant recipients are required to submit progress reports to the Foundation on an interim basis.

Grantees must also acknowledge the Foundation's support in all publications about the research. The Foundation takes no financial interest in the outcome of the research.

2012 Research Grants Announcement

We are not offering any grants this year while we evaluate our application process.



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