Innovation Award

The nomination process for the Innovation Award by FIGHT KIDS CANCER & St. Baldrick’s Foundation has started. It is administered by St. Baldrick’s Foundation, funded and awarded by FIGHT KIDS CANCER.

Award is 250 000 Euros a year for 4 years (1 million Euros in total) to support innovative childhood cancer research.

We have received amazing nominations. Full applications are due by February 9th, 2024 by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) – United Sates / 11 p.m. Central European Time (CET). Please note that this process is only for nominees who were selected and already notified in December.

Grantee will be notified by April 24th, 2024.

We are thrilled to be able to present the Award at the SIOPE / CCI-Europe annual conference in Milan on May 15th, 2024.

Grant Terms-Post Award:

  • Each Grantee must be a member of SIOP or SIOPe at the time of the Innovation Award.
  • Grantees will present their work at a scientific meeting (ASPHO, COG, SIOP, SIOPe or ITCC…).
  • The Innovation Award by FIGHT KIDS CANCER & St. Baldrick’s Foundation will be managed by the European Science Foundation on behalf of the organisations constituting FIGHT KIDS CANCER.
  • The Selection Committee or its designees will review awardees’ work every six months.
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th year’s funding is dependent upon review approval.
  • Award recipients and their institutions will agree to terms from FIGHT KIDS CANCER regarding publicity, communications, how the award and work are referenced and more.


For the Innovation Award, FIGHT KIDS CANCER includes four European philanthropic organisations that actively support research on paediatric cancers and decided to join forces and establish the FIGHT KIDS CANCER (FKC) research programme. These organisations are:

FKC aims to address the lack of research dedicated to paediatric cancers by sustainably providing support to the best European research. FIGHT KIDS CANCER aims to catalyse and support pan-European leading-edge research initiatives in paediatric cancer to develop innovative approaches to improve the outcome for all children and adolescents with cancer. The FKC Programme is operated by the European Science Foundation.

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

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Any questions about the nomination, application, or review and selection process should be addressed in writing to:

Laura Chung, MPH
Director of Grants Administration
St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Any questions about post award management should be addressed in writing to: 

Eve Lemercier
Project Manager
Fight Kids Cancer