Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Pilot Funds

Now accepting applications – deadline is November 15, 2021.

The purpose of the Clinical Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Pilot Funds program is to cultivate outstanding new research, stimulate preliminary data, and ultimately to launch new nationally-funded clinical research within Seattle Children’s. The program is intended for junior faculty (instructor/assistant professor) with limited funding, although senior faculty with new research interests can also apply.

Proposals addressing clinical and/or translational research involving childhood cancer and blood disorders will be considered. Proposals must involve clinical trials or outcomes research.

Award Details

  • Amount awarded will be a maximum of $100,000 total (or $50,000/year for two years). Payment of indirect costs is not allowed for this award. Year two funding is contingent upon review and approval of year one progress.
  • Projects are no more than two years in length.
  • The number of projects to be funded annually will depend upon the quality of the applications and the availability of funds.


  • Applicants must be Seattle Children’s– or Fred Hutch–based investigators.
  • The applicant must have a faculty appointment. Fellows or other trainees may be a co-investigator; however, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI.

Key Dates

  • Deadline to Email Intent to Submit: October 25, 2021
  • Application deadline: November 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. Pacific time, sent as one single PDF file to
  • Award announcement by December 17, 2021
  • Funding begins: February 1, 2022

Contact and Resources

Contac the CCTR program manager if you have questions.

Contact your CCTR grants and contracts administrator prior to the application deadline. If you do not know your CCTR grants and contracts administrator assignment, contact

For assistance with navigating the available core services and resources, applicants can find more information on the Integration Research Hub Clinical Research Core Services or contact the research navigator for a consultation.