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.
There are three grant cycles per year as follows:
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/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
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 (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
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 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 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%.
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.
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.
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.
Step 3 - Check Proposal Status / Submit Final Report
For awarded grant proposals, a final report is to be submitted. This report has
Scientific Project Summary, and
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