Sarcoma Foundation of America Research Grants

2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement


The Sarcoma Foundation of America is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for pre-clinical, translational, and clinical research on the etiology, molecular biology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of human sarcomas. This RFP is in support of our overall mission to fund research and increase awareness and advocacy for sarcoma patients and their families. The goal of the SFA grant program is to encourage research that results in improved therapeutic options for sarcoma patients. The SFA encourages applications in ALL areas of sarcoma research.

Funding Availability

The total award amount is $50,000 for one year. The grants are awarded on an annual cycle from June 3, 2024, to June 2, 2025. SFA encourages applications in ALL areas of sarcoma research from U.S. and international applicants. Some grants will be supported with special funding from our donors. For 2024, dedicated funding is available in, but not limited to, the following areas: leiomyosarcoma and dedifferentiated liposarcoma.

For each awarded grant, funding of up to $50,000 in total cost is available to cover equipment, supplies and other expenses in support of research within the period of performance. In addition, the following funding restrictions apply:

  • No more than 10% of the total cost amount can be applied to indirect cost (e.g., $5,000 indirect cost toward the $50,000 total cost of the grant)
  • The SFA does not permit funds to be used for Principal Investigator (PI) salaries. However, applicants are permitted to request money for the payment of salaries for non-faculty post-docs, fellows, and technicians, if applicable.  No more than 50% of total cost can be used for salaries (e.g., $25,000 for the $50,000 award). Applications requesting more than this amount for salaries will not be accepted.

For complete instructions and guidelines, please review the 2024 Funding Opportunity Announcement PDFInformation can also be found in the Grants FAQ.

Interested parties may begin submitting grant applications on November 1, 2023.  Grants will be reviewed by the SFA Medical Advisory Board immediately following the application deadline of 11:59 pm ET on February 1, 2024.

Researchers must submit proposals electronically at proposalCENTRAL.  First-time users will be required to register and complete a professional profile in order to apply for an SFA research grant.  The SFA does not accept applications via e-mail.

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Questions about SFA research grants can be sent to [email protected].  Questions regarding proposalCENTRAL can be directed to proposalCENTRAL customer service at 1-800-875-2562.