The Cancer Research Pilot Funds Program was developed to cultivate outstanding new research, stimulate preliminary data in novel research directions and ultimately to launch new nationally funded clinical research programs within Seattle Children's Research Institute.

The program is intended for junior faculty and research fellows with limited funding. Proposals addressing clinical and/or translational research involving childhood cancer will be considered. There are no limitations on research topic as long as the scientific question is cancer-focused; however, preference will be given to applications focused on neuro-oncology research.

For more information, download the program overview (PDF).


  • Applicants must be Children's-based investigators with faculty appointment.
  • Fellows or other trainees may be co-PIs; however, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI.