$100,000 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma 2020 Winner

Congratulations to J. Andrew Livingston, MD, MS of University of Texas / MD Anderson Cancer Center

OutSmarting 2021 RFP Deadline Has Passed

2021 MIB Agents OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Grant
December 2020

MIB Agents is a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the mission to Make It Better for children with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. Each year a grant of $100,000 is awarded to a project that will focus on moving research forward for osteosarcoma patients. Proposals may be for a new project or an ongoing larger project for which results can be expected in twelve months. This year, the top three finalists for this grant will be required to present their proposal at FACTOR 2020.

At 12 months, results must be made available to share- regardless of the outcome of the research. The recipient must be available to present work underway and completed at the FACTOR Conference 2021, and may use grant funds for travel and accommodations to FACTOR conference. PI must also provide MIB Agents with a one page layman summary of outcomes to share with the community via website. Grant may not be used for the formation of a new organization, used for planning stages of research, or for any indirect costs.

Eligibility & Requirements:

  1. Research proposed must be focused on osteosarcoma or osteosarcoma patients.
  2. MIB Agents OutSmarting Osteosarcoma is granted to the Principal Investigator (PI), if the PI can not complete the work or leaves the institution then all monies need to be returned to MIB Agents.
  3. PI must be an MD or MD/PhD whose research is focused on osteosarcoma.
  4. Applicants must be based in the United States and research must be focused on projects within the U.S. market.
  5. Past winners are permitted to apply, but their proposals must be for a project distinct from their previously funded work. 

MIB’s Unique Proposal Process:
#TogetherWeCan and #TogetherWeWill are not just fantastic tags but a philosophy that MIB Agents work to realize. Together, as a community, we will Make It Better. Our community includes researchers, patients, doctors, families and anyone working to Make It Better for osteosarcoma patients everywhere. Therefore, the FACTOR conference and OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Grant is attended and juried by members of the entire community- scientists, physicians, patients and families. Together We Will move the understanding and treatments of osteosarcoma forward.


  • Dec 1 RFP (Request for Proposals) goes out
  • Dec 31 RFP Deadline
  • Dec 8 RFP to SAT (Scientific Advisory Team) & OutSmarting Team
  • Approx. Jan 22 OutSmarting Video/Virtual Meeting
      • Virtual OutSmarting meeting to review the submitted proposals and then all SAT and Family Fund Holder representatives will vote on top three to be presented at FACTOR ’20.
  • Jan 31 Announcement of the 3 Finalists (required to speak at F20)
  • Feb 28 AM/PM Presentations from Finalists
  • Feb 29 AM all attendees vote at FACTOR ’20 for winner
  • Feb 29 PM Announcement of OutSmarting ’20 winner

 Specific Application Details:
Application will be submitted online through the form located on this page.

Components of application:

  • Contact Information (PI Name, title, institution, email, phone, and mailing address)
  • Initiative Name, Amount Requested
  • Desired Impact, Projected Milestones
  • Uploaded Documents to Include:
    • Project Abstract in layman’s terms (proposal shall not exceed one page, front and back, must be in Microsoft Word format, Calibri font, 12 pp, spacing no less than 1.5, with 1” margins top and bottom. It must include: a) project aims, b) research design, c) expected outcomes, d) research findings, and e) other relevant information for the review.
    • Bibliography (no limit)
    • Budget Breakdown– estimated amounts, to nearest $5,000, in the following categories:
      • Personnel– identify specific individuals by name (if possible) and role on project
      • Supplies
      • Equipment-identity
      • Other
    • Brief Bio Sketch (no more than 1 paragraph)
    • Other Grant Support (Current, Pending, and Past 3 years)
    • Documentation To Include
      • Copy of Institutional IRS Letter of Determination
      • Completed W9 form

Submit Proposal Below

About the OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Selection Meeting

By attending this meeting, you can vote for the three finalists that will then be voted on by all the attendees of the next FACTOR conference. The winning proposal will receive $100,000 in osteosarcoma research funding from MIB Agents.

Want to Attend? To receive an invitation to this meeting you must have donated or raised $5,000 or more for Osteosarcoma Research to MIB Agents since January 1, 2020. Invitations to the meeting will be sent out in December.
To make your donation today, click HERE or mail your donation to: MIB Agents, PO Box 858, Barnard VT 05031

2019 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Meeting in Chicago, IL
2018 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Meeting in Washington DC
2017 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Meeting in Sofitel DC

OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Past Winners

Click the button below to learn more about our past winners
and how this funding has helped move the needle in osteosarcoma.

Scientific Advisory Board

Matteo Trucco, MD

Peter Anderson, MD

Ramy Ibrahim, MD

Rosandra Kaplan, MD

John H. Healey, MD, FACS

Damon R. Reed, MD

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