Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Career Development Program | Research Funding


Event details

Date 27.10.2023
Category Call for proposal

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. (LLS) is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to the conquest of hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions. 

LLS supports talented blood cancer researchers in the early phase of their careers through the Career Development Program. CDP continues to provide a pool of dedicated researchers to advance the understanding and diagnosis of blood cancer, as well as the development of treatment and prevention options that will ultimately lead to a higher quality of life for blood cancer patients.

The program is sub-divided according to career progression:

Fellow Award
Funding:       $210,000
Duration:       3 years
Eligibility:     High quality postdocs who have clearly demonstrated productivity and critical thinking in their graduate studies as well as in their short time as a postdoc. Must have less than 3 years of postdoctoral research training by the award start date.

Special Fellow Award
Funding:       $150,000 - $225,000
Duration:       2-3 years
Eligibility:     Postdocs and instructors having between 3 and 5 years of postdoctoral research training by the award start date, who have clearly demonstrated success in their current postdoctoral/instructor position, and who need an additional 2-3 years of training to be competitive for an independent position.

Scholar Award
Funding:       $600,000
Duration:       5 years
Eligibility:     Highly qualified investigators who have shown a capacity for independent, sustained, original investigation. Should hold an independent, tenure-track faculty-level position and must have substantial research support awarded from a national agency.

How to Apply: The 3-stage application process begins with an eligibility check, which takes place on the LLS Research Portal at https://lls.fluxx.io/. The Eligibility Phase requires completion of both the web form and the current eligibility form, which should be downloaded from the Project Document section of the web form. Eligible applicants will be notified by LLS staff and invited to submit a Letter of Intent. LOIs can be submitted on the same portal. If the LOI is approved, the Applicant will be notified that he/she may proceed to the Full Application phase.  Signatures of the Applicant and Sponsor Institution Officials are not required for submission of the LOI, but are required for the full proposal; please contact the Research Office for the signature of the Sponsor Institution Official. Applicants will be notified of the final outcomes by May 2024.

Deadline:      Eligibility check – 27 October 2023 (3 PM ET)
Letter of Intent – 15 November 2023 (3PM ET)
                        Full Application – 01 December 2023 (3PM ET)

Further information
  • More information about the program, guidelines, and instructions are available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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