Research grant program

The Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) is accepting proposals to support innovative research leading to improved understanding and curative treatments for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC).

Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, in his lab at Cornell University

Application form

To apply for a grant, click here to download the research grant application form.

Eligibility for grant

Applicants must be employed by an institution engaged in health-related research. The research must focus specifically on FLC. Studies should be intended to advance knowledge relevant to the understanding, diagnosis, epidemiology, or treatment of FLC. Of particular interest are applications showing a clear path towards a novel therapy or clinical trials with the ultimate goal of achieving a cure for FLC. The Foundation will accept grant applications to support innovative and promising research projects towards the listed goals.

Key criteria

Because we want our funding to truly make a difference for FLC patients, we want to work closely with researchers to shape proposals and make sure that important efforts can be pursued. We also try to avoid funding redundant efforts or displacing existing funding sources.

In addition, collaboration and open sourcing are a requirement for FCF funding, as will be specified in any grant agreement. The Foundation believes that collaboration and engaging the best talent across institutions, together with early sharing of data and resources, can accelerate the path to a cure for rare cancers like FLC.

Grant review periods

Applications are reviewed three times annually, with application deadlines of March 1, July 1 and November 1 each year. The Foundation is also open to time sensitive requests – particularly for truly innovative ideas – throughout the year, with agreement prior to submission.

If you need additional information or would like to discuss a proposal concept before completing the application (available above), please contact:

Reporting requirements

Funded grantees are expected to provide the Foundation with semi-annual financial reports and scientific progress reports for the duration of an approved study. Please click on the following links to download FCF’s guidelines for the required interim and final reports.