The ISC has developmental funds available for pilot projects and methods development within one or more of the ISC Research Focus Areas: global pediatric cancer, HPV, and pediatric cancer survivorship. Proposals to be supported through this mechanism can include a wide range of themes across the spectrum of implementation science. Funds may be requested to support collection of pilot data to provide preliminary data to support the rationale and/or feasibility of a new research initiative, development of new methods for implementation science research within the ISC, and consultation by content experts for a specific project.

Any faculty member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Washington University-St. Louis is eligible to submit applications as principal investigators and/or collaborators. Applications will also be accepted from trainees at St. Jude or Washington University, but will require direct participation and oversight by a faculty sponsor.

Maximum allowable funding is $50,000 per year per project. Funding can be requested for any duration up to 24 months.

Applications are due twice yearly: May 1 and November 1.

Please contact Carrie Stoll ( with any questions.