Grant Application Process:

This website has been built to accept online applications for grants from the Pardee Foundation. Once you gather your information, you will be able to proceed to the proposal form. You may submit your application at one time or return to edit information later. However, once you submit your application, it can no longer be changed or updated.

There are three application cycles each year.

Application DeadlineFinal Review
December 31May
April 30September
August 31December


Confirmation that your grant request has been successfully submitted will be generated from the application system as soon as you “submit” your application. There will be no additional confirmation sent via email or other communication medium. The Principal Investigator will be notified by letter via U. S. Post at the address provided in the application, of the final decision on the grant request.

General Guidelines

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 15% overhead are usually not considered. Papers verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approvals from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required.

Step 1 - Gather Your Information

  • General Information
    • General/Contact Information consists of the name of the Principal Investigator (PI), PI title, your recipient institution, project title, project duration / timeline, project cost, project summary, and PI and institution contact addresses.
  • Project Summary
    • Project summary (1/2 page maximum) The project summary of the grant application should summarize project hypothesis, goals, and experimental methods to be employed. Relevance of the project to cancer treatment and cure should be included.
  • Experimental Approach (Text only, unformatted, no images, characters or symbols)
    • Experimental approach (maximum 12 pages). This section should provide project introduction, define project principle aims, and define project experimental approaches in text form. References should be included, and brevity is encouraged.
  • Preliminary Results (May include images, .PDF format)
    • Preliminary results (two page maximum). Experimental results providing data supporting the application should be included. Graphs and pictures may be included in PDF format.
  • Personnel
    • Personnel are known individuals who would be receiving compensation for work toward the project. This page provides space for a brief CV of the PI. Additional pages may be used for coPI ’s and research associates.
  • Budget
    • Budget information should include a personnel section detailing salary, fringes, percent effort on this grant, and calculated amounts requested for PI, coPI ’s and supporting personnel. Supplies and other items should be separately listed. Justification of the budget is also requested. Overhead is usually limited to 15%.
  • Current and Pending Grants
    • The list of PI pending and active grants should include Title, Role of PI, Grantor, grant duration, grant amount, time committed by the PI, and the extent of overlap with this Pardee grant application.
  • Other Important Notes
    • Verification of institution nonprofit status: Will be requested in paper form following grant application approval for funding.
    • Human subjects and experimental animal institutional approvals: Will be requested in paper form following grant application approval for funding.
    • If multiple grants with substantial overlap are awarded, the expectation is that the PI will accept only one funding source.

Step 2 - Provide E-mail Address / Begin or Resume Proposal

In order to begin or resume your grant proposal, you must supply a contact email address. A password will be sent to this address so you may resume or edit your proposal before final submission. If you have started an application but have not finished it, you will be prompted for your password to continue it. Once the proposal is checked for validity and submitted, changes will no longer be allowed and the password will expire.

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Step 3 - Check Proposal Status / Submit Final Report

For awarded grant proposals, a final report is to be submitted. This report has two sections:

  • Scientific Project Summary, and
  • Financial Summary

Both summaries should be combined into one PDF document not to exceed 6 pages. The grant recipient should submit this document one year after the award is received. To submit this report, you should enter the same email address and passkey that were used to submit the proposal. You may also check the unofficial award status of your proposal here. You will be contacted with any official grant results.

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Elsa U. Pardee Foundation | P.O. Box 2767 Midland , MI 48641-2767 | Phone: 989.832.3691 Fax: 989.832.8842 | Email: kmcdonald@pardeefoundation.org