As one of the founding partners of the Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative (BTFC), The Sontag Foundation is proud to announce the BTFC's 2018 Request for Proposals (initial response requires pre-proposals):

The Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative invites responses to its current funding initiative focused on understanding the complex dynamics among the constituents comprising the human neuro-immune system, the heterogeneity of the primary brain tumor, and the brain environment. The BTFC is requesting proposals on the role of the neuro-immune system in the origin and progression of the immune responses in primary human brain tumors with the hope of developing immunotherapies for treatment of these tumors in patients.

The initial response to the RFP requires pre-proposals describing studies on the complex roles of immune responses in the context of primary brain tumors in pediatric and/or adult human patients

Click on the PDF below to view the full pre-proposal instructions. 2018 BTFC RFP Deadline to apply is May 11, 2018 no later than 17:00 CDT (22:00 UTC).


The Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative is a partnership among the following five private philanthropic and advocacy organizations.

American Brain Tumor Association

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

James S. McDonnell Foundation

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Sontag Foundation