In keeping with our mission, The Matthew Larson Foundation has a medical research grant program to support studies on the treatment and cure of pediatric brain and spinal tumors.

IronMatt awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.


Since 2007, over $4 million have been provided to support many important research projects.

$615,000 to Research in 2021 !

Maya Graham
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Karisa Schreck
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Congratulations to the 2021

Matthew Larson Research Grant Recipients

Nada Jabado
McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
Jeffrey Rubens
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

2020 Grants Funded for a Second Consecutive Year

2018 Grant Funded for a Second Time

Noah Berlow
Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute, Beaverton, OR
Yanxin Pei
Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC
Michael Taylor 
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Alexandra Miller
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY

IronMatt acknowledged for funding groundbreaking results in clinical trials.


Mark Souweidane, MAC member and Zhiping Zhou, former grant recipient

Treatment of DIPG - Lancet Oncology - June 2018

Samuel Cheshier, former grant recipient

Treatment of Medulloblastoma - Nature Communications - October 2018

Previous Grant Recipients

2014 IronMatt Research Grant

recipient Michelle Monje,

from Stanford  University,

is making advances in the treatment of

High-grade glioma tumors.

Read the Press Release