Grant Submission Guidelines for 2020

Thank you for your interest in the TeamConnor  Grant Cycle.

Grant applications will be open late spring 2021.  Please note that all applications should be e-mailed and that no mailed or faxed applications will be accepted. 

TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation funds all varieties of childhood cancer research.  We are proud to have awarded over $3 million in funding over the last ten years.   To become an applicant of funding, please become acquainted with our purpose and our interests below.  The deadline to be considered for funding is Friday, August 13, 2021, at 5:00 PM (CST).

What We Will Fund 

The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation supports innovative research and promising clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of childhood cancer patients.

         We are interested in funding researchers who:

  •   Have outstanding clinical treatment ideas relevant to today’s childhood cancer patients and are without clinical trial support from the NIH or other cancer research agencies.
  •   Are driven to deliver new and better treatment options for their childhood cancer patients today through clinical trial studies.


  •     Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000 per year
  • TCCF will consider renewal grants
  •   Recipients will have the opportunity to attend and speak at TCCF events
  • Recipients may choose to include equipment to enhance research work, up to $10,000

Review Process

  • Each application is independently reviewed by the Director of Grants and the Executive Director.  The applications that include all proposal requirements and that align with the TeamConnor mission will then be passed to the TeamConnor Medical Advisory Board.
  •    The Medical Advisory Board will analyze and rank each grant application independently.  The grant applications that receive a fundable score are presented at the Board of Director’s meeting.
  • TeamConnor’s Board of Directors will review the recommendations from the Medical Advisory Board and determine final grant awards.  Applicants receive the funding, begin their research, and file appropriate progress reports throughout the life of the grant.

Eligibility Criteria

 Both new and established researchers are encouraged to apply.  All established researchers requesting funds should show how their project is a departure from ongoing funded work.  New projects may be an extension of other work but cannot overlap any funded studies unless the applicant clearly demonstrates that new funding will not duplicate existing support. 

 Applicants that accept grant funding will be required to provide promotional materials suitable for fundraising, including, but not limited to a five-minute video discussing the research project, photos of the lab, and photos of children participating in clinical trials where applicable. 


  •    Applications that do not follow the specific grant application guidelines and/or submission process will NOT be considered.
  • Applications received after the due date will not be considered.
  • Resubmissions: Only one (1) resubmission of a previously viewed application is permitted.
  • Indirect costs are not allowed.
  • Limited funding of technicians or trainees will be considered but is not preferred.
  • Applications that do not fall under the TCCF mission will not be considered.

Guidelines for Submission: 

 Click the link below 

2021 TeamConnor Grant Submission Guidelines


Award Notification Date – Late November/ Early December 2020

 If you have any questions about your grant application, please contact Emily Allbright, Executive Director at or at 972-663-7327.

Email grant proposals to by 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday, August 13, 2021.


Please click here for the Grant Cycle Budget Form.



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Building awareness of childhood cancer is critical to funding and finding a cure. To help, please consider sharing on your Facebook.

Today, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer.  Seven will lose their battle.

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Every day in America, approximately 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class, or geographic region.

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, accounting for about 3% of childhood cancers.

On average, 1 in every 4 elementary schools has a child with cancer.

About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias.

Childhood cancer survival rates in the United States have increased from less than 20% in the 1960s to almost 80% today.

Cancer kills more children each year than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, and Pediatric AIDS combined.

Childhood cancer is not one disease entity, but rather a spectrum of different malignancies. Cancers found in children are biologically different from those seen in adults.

1 in 300 children will develop cancer before age 20.

Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children.

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive.

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