Awarding Grants to Research Projects Focused on Brain Tumor Treatment



The SBTF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public charitable organization based in Atlanta, GA. We fund scientific research and investigator-initiated clinical trials focused on finding a cure for brain tumors. Since 2005, the SBTF has supported more than 53 projects and awarded more than $2.8M in research grants. Our research grant philosophy is to provides seed money and stimulates brain tumor research. At the SBTF we:

  • Seek out the best science relying on a Scientific Advisory Committee to review and score all applications.
  • Focus on translational research projects and investigator-initiated clinical trials focused on finding a cure for brain tumors.
  • Strive to select and fund the project which has the best chance of leading to a cure

We believe seed funding will foster the continued development of emerging concepts, treatments, and therapies. We hope the projects funded by the SBTF might be a springboard from which researchers will garner additional data resulting in publications & recognition which has the potential to secure support from larger funding agencies, such as the National Institute of Health.

Research Grants Awarded

We are pleased to provide a list of research grant projects which have been funded by the SBTF. Funding for these research projects has been made possible through the generosity of our constituents and the support of Race for Research participants.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our research grants. We can be reached via email  at

Justin Zihan Wang, MD, BSc

University of Toronto

Establishing the utility of plasma-based liquid biopsies in meningiomas using cell-free methylated DNA immunoprecipitation with deep sequencing

Distributed via partnership with Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) and the Tumor Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Yusuf Mehkri

University of Florida

The Immune Effects of a Novel Vaccine in Combination with Standard of Care

Distriubuted via an American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Medical Student Summer Fellowship Award

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