Office of the Vice President for Research

Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: St. Baldrick's Foundation Spring Grant Cycle 2019

Sponsor: St. Baldrick's Foundation ,St. Baldrick's Foundation ,St. Baldrick's Foundation ,St. Baldrick's Foundation ,St. Baldrick's Foundation
Award Title: St. Baldrick's Foundation Spring Grant Cycle
See individual grant details for more information. Grants range from $5,000 to $330,000
UM Deadline: 01/14/2019
Sponsor Deadline: 03/29/2019
Description: Please note letter of intent is due 1/31/19.

UMN is allowed to submit one application per grant opportunity, plus one additional grant in any category if it is in one of the priority areas. Grants include:

- St. Baldrick's Scholars
- St. Baldrick's International Scholars
- Consortium Research Grant
- Childhood Cancer Research Grant
- Supportive Care Research Grant

An individual PI can only apply to one of the grant opportunities. Please see RFP for further information about each funding type.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: 6
Additional Requirements: Letter of Intent
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: If you are interested in applying, please send a draft of the LOI as requested by St. Baldrick's to Jessica Van Gilder, no later than 4pm on January 14th.
Peer Review Coordination: Academic Health Center contact email
Status: PIs Selected. The following #applicantsallowed# PIs are the official UM nominees:
Erin Marcotte, Pediatrics,
Timothy Hallstrom, Pediatrics,
Peter Gordon, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology,
Jennifer Needle, Pediatrics,
Beshay Zordoky, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

General Information

  • Each posting has information about the external sponsor and opportunity as well as the internal application instructions.
  • Opportunities can be sorted by column headings; just click on the heading to re-sort by that column.
  • When a link redirects you to another site, it opens in a new browser window.
  • If you know of an opportunity that is not on the list, please contact Robyn Kennedy.
Column Descriptions

  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status:
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process

  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.

*If you have questions about the University's process related to extramural funding opportunities requiring nomination or if you have any technical issues with the site, contact

For questions, please contact OVPR's Research Advancement group.