The was established in 1944 under the terms of the will of Mrs. Elsa U. Pardee, whose life was taken by cancer on October 2, 1944, and who directed that her bequest be used to support research in the field of cancer and provide to others the advantages of new knowledge and techniques for the treatment of these disabling and frequently lethal diseases.
To that end, the Pardee Foundation provides support to investigators at nonprofit institutions in the U.S. whose research is focused on identifying new treatments or cures for cancer.
The foundation encourages grant applications for short-term (one year) support of new cancer researchers or new approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding may lead to subsequent and expanded support from government agencies.
Applications requesting more than 15 percent overhead are usually not considered. Documentation verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approvals from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required.
See the Pardee Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.