$100,000 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma 2021 Grant

OutSmarting 2021 RFP Opens January 4th

2021 MIB Agents OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Grant
January 2021


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. The OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Grant is an annual research grant begun in 2017. 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. The top three finalists for the OutSmarting OS 2021 grant will be required to present their proposed work via webinar with the Scientific Advisory, OutSmarting 2021 Team, and the greater osteosarcoma community.

At 12 months post-funding, results of OutSmarting grant winner’s work 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 2022 Conference, and may use grant funds for travel and accommodations to FACTOR 2022 conference. PI must also provide MIB Agents with a one-page layman summary of outcomes to share with the community via the 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.


  • Jan 4 RFP (Request for Proposals) goes out
  • Feb 1 RFP Deadline
  • Feb 2 RFP to SAT (Scientific Advisory Team) & OutSmarting Team
  • Feb 8 OutSmarting Video/Virtual Meeting to discuss proposals and determine the top three proposals to be presented via Video Conference Call with the Scientific Advisory (to get a seat in this call you need to have donated or raised $5,000 or more in 2020). Finalists proposals will be available for the public on MIB Agents website and social media.
  • Feb 22 Three Finalists are required to present their proposal via Video Conference Call with the Scientific Advisory, OutSmarting 2021 Team, via webinar. Webinar open to entire osteosarcoma community, voting will occur following the webinar.
  • March 1 Announcement of OutSmarting ’21 winner
  • Date TBD MIB Agents tour the grant winners facility and present check
  • Date TBD 2022– OutSmarting 2021 winner will present their work to date at FACTOR 2022

Specific Application Details:
The 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 Virtual Finalist Meeting on February 22, 2021. 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 in the year 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

2020 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma Meeting via Zoom Meeting
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.

$100,000 OutSmarting Osteosarcoma 2020 Winner

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

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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