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Requests for Proposals

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for quality of life (QoL) projects in 2025-2026. This award will support innovative patient-centered research designed to address critical problems or barriers to progress in the field of brain tumor QoL. The proposed scope of work must include brain tumor research focused on one or a combination of two high-priority topics: 

  • Supportive and palliative care
  • Patient and family navigation

We welcome proposals that focus on quality of life research that will work towards improving patient outcomes and can provide the foundation for future research projects. Proposals should have the goal of translating the knowledge gained from scientific findings into outcomes that will result in the reduced burden or enhanced quality of life for adults, young adults, and children suffering from this disease. 

Applicants may request funding of up to $200,000 over two years. Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15, 2024.

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Key Dates and Deadlines
  • April 1, 2024 – Request for Proposals Announced 
  • June 15, 2024 – Letter of Intent Due
  • August 1, 2024 – Applicants Selected to Submit Full Proposal
  • October 15, 2024 – Full Proposals Due  
  • December 31, 2024 – Funding Awarded

Federal Funding Opportunities

The United States government provides grant-funding opportunities through multiple agencies, departments, and institutions. While, most brain tumor researchers are familiar with opportunities through the National Cancer Institute (NCI), fewer are familiar with the other opportunities through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – like the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – or through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, which includes the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). National Brain Tumor Society and our community of brain tumor advocates work diligently to ensure these programs continue and grow every year.

View the NIH’s main extramural grants page

View the NCI’s list of funding opportunities

View NINDS’ list of funding opportunities

Opportunities through the DoD’s PRCRP program

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