Applying for a Grant

This website has been built to accept online applications for grants from the Elsa U. 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.

You can view a sample application here.

There are three application cycles each year.

Application DeadlineFinal Review
December 15May
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 via email of the final decision on the grant request. We do not provide reviewer feedback/comments.

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 funds projects for a one-year period which will allow the 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 reasonable and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 5% 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.

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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
    The project summary (1700 characters maximum) of the grant application should summarize the project hypothesis, goals, and experimental methods to be employed. Relevance of the project to cancer treatment and cure should be included.
  • Experimental Approach or Project Plan (Text only, unformatted, no images, characters or symbols)
    Project Plan (maximum 20,000 characters). This section should provide a project introduction, define project principle aims, and define project experimental approaches in text form.
  • References
    References should be entered using the suggested format in the application.
  • 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 should 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 limited to 5%. Essential equipment cannot exceed $5000.
  • Current and Pending Grants
    The list of pending and active grants for the PI/co-PI, and all key personnel (e.g., Research Associate, Consultants, etc.) should include Title, Role, Grantor, grant duration, grant amount, time committed by the PI, and the extent of overlap with this Pardee grant application.  Additionally, the original Abstract for each currently funded and pending grant must be provided. Failure to provide this information will result in your application being removed from the review process.
  • Other Important Notes
    Verification of institution nonprofit status will be requested and must be provided following grant application approval for funding.
    Human subjects and experimental animal institutional approvals will be requested and must be provided if applicable, following grant application approval for funding.
    If multiple grants with substantial overlap are awarded, the expectation is the PI will accept only one funding source.
Start an Application to Begin Your Proposal Or Login to Check The Progress
Submit Final Report
  • The Principal Investigator will be notified by email of the official grant results.
  • For awarded grant proposals, a final report is required 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, log in with the same account you used to submit the proposal.