An important priority of the PRU continues to be expansion of research capacity in the identified areas of interest. Consistent with the original mandate of the PRU, training opportunities build a community of childhood cancer researchers and provide a context to share and enhance tools and methodologies developed to investigate the identified aspects of childhood cancer. The educational activities also provide an expert human resource, responsive to investigators seeking advice, consultation, and expertise in the design and development of research projects.
The PRU supports multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, intramural, and extramural research via a number of funding opportunities for trainees and research grants.
Seed Funding Grant
POGO offers annual Seed Funding Grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate or support feasibility studies, the development of preliminary data to enable applications to other granting agencies, or self-contained studies.
The POGO Seed Grant competition is now open!
The deadline for registration is October 31, 2018 by 5:00pm.
Applicants must provide the following information in the registration form:
- Project title
- Name of the primary investigator and all co-investigators
- A half-page lay summary of the proposed project
The deadline for submission is December 14, 2018 by 5:00pm.
A link to the application submission portal will be sent to applicants once they have registered their intent to apply.
Research Fellowship Program
Unfortunately, POGO’s research fellowship will not be offered for the 2018/19 grant cycle.
POGO remains committed to fostering research and education in childhood cancer through other initiatives, including the Seed Grant competition and the upcoming Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer – Precision Medicine in Pediatric Oncology.
For a full listing all POGO Fellowship recipients please click here.