Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and The ChadTough Foundation share a common mission: to find a cure for DIPG. In 2017, we decided that we can best achieve this objective by working together to fund the most promising DIPG research. In the initial year of our grant program, we made grants of more than $1 million to six researchers. You can read more about those grants here.

Our goal is to fund at least $2 million in new DIPG grants during the 2018 grantmaking cycle.   The deadline for applications is September 17, 2018.

We are committed to building the most comprehensive grant program for funding DIPG research. To achieve this goal, we are now offering three types of grants:

1. Fellowship: designed to encourage outstanding scientists to choose a career involving DIPG research.

2. New Investigator: funding newly independent DIPG researchers in establishing new DIPG research labs – OR – funding established researchers (who have not previously conducted brain tumor research) to encourage them to start DIPG research.

3. Research: supporting the work of existing DIPG researchers by providing three years of funding at $200,000 per year.

The Defeat DIPG ChadTough grants are intended to incentivize novel approaches and spark innovation to find a cure for the deadliest pediatric brain cancer, DIPG. It is no easy task. But we are confident that by working together with the passionate doctors and researchers focused on making progress on this disease, children with DIPG will finally be able to look forward to a bright future.

Please contact Mark Mosier at (202) 603-2521 with questions, or email grants@defeatdipg.org