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Research Partnership Opportunities

Annually Accepting Grant Proposals From May Through August

Our Process

Our Medical Advisory Board and Board of Directors will review and vote on the proposals each Fall. Grantees are notified early December annually, and research grants are given directly to the medical institutions where the research is conducted.

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Proudly Funding For A Cure

TeamConnor has given almost $6M in research grants for the important and novel research for childhood cancer. Each fall year our Medical Advisory Board reviews the research grant proposals that were submitted by mid-August for the groundbreaking research happening around the US for pediatric cancer. We are able to fund these novel research grants because of the support and generosity of donors to TeamConnor.

Our current and past research grant recipients include:

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Texas Children’s Hospital

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

University of California San Francisco

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Children’s Health

Cook Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine

Circle of Care

UCSF San Benioff Children’s Hospital

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation

Heroes for Children

MD Anderson

The Carson Leslie Foundation

UNT Health Science Center

Emory University School of Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Apply For A Childhood Cancer Research Grant

Thank you for your interest in the TeamConnor Grant Cycle.

Grant applications will be open late May 2023. 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 almost $6 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 11, 2023, at 5:00 PM (CST).

What We 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.

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.

Important Information

  • TeamConnor does consider renewal grants
  • Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000 per year
  • 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

The 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 Directors’ 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.


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

Award Notification Date: Early December 2023

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

Email grant proposals to info@teamconnor.org by 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday, August 11, 2023.

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