Each year, CCF receives over $1 million in grant requests for research and non-research funding related to pediatric oncology. Consideration is reserved for local researchers and projects in D.C., Maryland, and N. Virginia. Funding levels vary depending on funds raised from the community and the number of applications received.

The 2024 funding cycle has closed as of May 5, 2024. Notifications to applicants will happen in August 2024.

The 2025 CCF Call for Proposals will begin February 2025. Please refer to the application materials here as reference only.

Proposals for the General Research and NextGen grants are reviewed by an independently appointed review panel, typically composed of three pediatric oncology researchers from institutions outside of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia with no connection to local applicants. The proposals are peer-reviewed by the panel and ranked on merit and established science standards. The reviewers provide a score between 1 – 5. Each application is ranked based on the average scores.

*A NextGen applicant not selected to receive the Award will automatically be considered for a 2024 CCF Research Grant. The maximum amount awarded for CCF Research Awards is $75,000.