How Hope Works
Hyundai Hope On Wheels creates awareness for pediatric cancers and awards large grants to doctors and premiere research centers for life-saving research. This 23-year commitment awards grants in various categories to researchers at eligible Children’s Oncology Group member institutions. The highly-competitive grants are aimed at expanding the knowledge base of the disease and improving the standards of care. We are encouraged by the advances of technology, and by the potential breakthroughs enabling scientists to understand the disease better than ever. We hit our target of awarding over $11 million across 2020 in the form of research grants through our:
- Quantum Collaboration Award: $2,500,000, a 4-year award
- Hyundai Quantum Grant: $1,000,000, a 4-year award
- Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant: $300,000, a 2-year award
- Hyundai Young Investigator Grant: $200,000, a 2-year award
- Hyundai Impact Grant: $50,000, an annual award
researchers involved with
translational research, working
directly with patients.
+ Hyundai Quantum Grants $1M
This grant is dedicated to advancing treatment for high-risk forms of childhood cancer.
+ Hyundai Scholar Hope Grants $300K
This grant is presented to researchers involved with translational research, working directly with patients.
+ Hyundai Young Investigator Grants $200K
This grant provides funding for principal investigators researching the biology of childhood cancer.
+ Hyundai Impact Grants $50K
This grant provides funding for innovative research in the childhood cancer field.
Hyundai Quantum Award – $1M
The $1 million Hyundai Quantum Award supports life-saving transformational research on cancers with low survival rates. Multiple Quantum grants are awarded to eligible Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions. Each institution receives $1 million…$250,000 per year over the course of four years. Outside the NIH, this is one of the largest grants available to pediatric cancer researchers. The grant size helps advance new immunotherapies and therapeutic strategies for the highest-risk childhood cancers.
Quantum Collaboration Award – $2.5M
The $2.5 million Quantum Collaboration Award encourages collaboration between two or more pediatric cancer institutions in hopes of having a greater impact on the field of study. The Hyundai Quantum Collaboration Award is focused on research with four specific pediatric cancer types: 1) central nervous system (CNS) tumors, 2) metastatic pediatric solid tumors, 3) pediatric myeloid leukemia’s and 4) pediatric osteosarcomas. The goal is to pursue innovative research that is translational in nature, and that has the potential to impact childhood cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Scholar Hope Grants – $300K
The Hyundai Scholar Hope Award is presented to researchers involved with translational research, working directly with patients. Recipients are selected based on the promise of their proposed research, and they receive a two-year grant totaling $300,000. All recipients are recognized for their efforts to increase treatment options for kids – and to improve the quality of life for children with cancer. Recipients of this highly-competitive grant are selected by a rigorous scientific review panel.
Young Investigator Grant – $200K
The Hyundai Young Investigator Award provides funding for principal investigators whose research projects are likely to have a significant impact on improving the understanding of the biology of childhood cancer. Young investigator Award recipients may be in their 3rd or 4th year of fellowship training or currently pursuing clinical or laboratory research – and have completed their fellowship training within the last 8 years. The award is a $200,000 two-year grant.
Impact Grants – $50K
The Hyundai Impact Award recipients are also selected from Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions. The intent of the $50,000 award is to provide funding for either innovative research in the childhood cancer field or for programmatic support for the selected institution’s pediatric oncology department. The grant may also be used to support direct patient assistance programs, such as enrichment programs, family on-site support and educational initiatives or other efforts to improve care and cure for kids fighting cancer.
2021 Awarded Hospitals
Hyundai Hope On Wheels awards grants in three categories to researchers at eligible Children’s Oncology Group member institutions. In 2021, we presented more than $13 Million in pediatric cancer research grants to hospitals across the United States.
View awarded hospitals by grant type, hospital name, location and amount.