The CDP application process for 2015 is now open.
We'll award you with a stipend so you can devote yourself to research. We offer career development awards for various stages of your research career in specific categories. There may be changes to specific categories in the coming weeks; please revisit the site for those pending updates.
Note that this year, there are major changes to the application process.
How to Apply/Deadlines
- This year the Career Development application will be completed in 3 phases. See guidelines and instructions for full details.
- Full Application
- LLS uses its own Research Portal powered by Fluxx for preliminary and full application submission. Register and login to FLUXX to apply.
- Before you submit your Letter of Intent and application, download and read the CDP Guidelines and Instructions specific for your category. Do not use an old version.
- LLS staff will determine eligibility on a rolling basis using the criteria set forth by our independent oversight committees and described in the “Eligibility Criteria” and “Eligibility Details” sections detailed in the guidelines and instructions.
- If you have any technical difficulties with the research portal powered by Fluxx, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Eligibility Phase – open||July 2015|
|Eligibility Phase – close||September 1, 2015||3:00 pm ET|
|Notification of eligibility||By September 8, 2015||5:00 pm ET|
|Abstract Phase – open||After eligibility is approved|
|Abstract Phase – close||September 15, 2015||3:00 pm ET|
|Reference Letters due||September 25, 2015||11:59 pm ET|
|Full Application phase – open||After Abstract Phase submission|
|Full Application phase – close||October 1, 2015||3:00 pm ET|
|Panel Review||January 2016|
|Notification of Awards||Late February 2016|
|LLS’s receipt of signed contracts*||May 1, 2016||3:00 pm ET|
Note: the Special Fellow in Clinical Research sub-program will not run this year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Award: $110,000 per year for five years
Requirements: You must be a highly qualified investigator who's shown a capacity for independent, sustained original investigation in the field of hematologic malignancies. You should hold an independent faculty-level or equivalent position and have obtained substantial support for your research from a national agency.
Scholar in Clinical Research
**Please refer to the guidelines and instructions for more details regarding changes to the eligibility criteria if applying to this sub-program. To be eligible for a Scholar in Clinical Research Award, Applicants must have been appointed to their independent, tenure-track faculty position on or more recent than January 1, 2006.
Award: $110,000 per year for five years
Requirements: You must be a highly qualified investigator who holds an independent faculty-level appointment and is conducting original, independent applied research, often involving early-stage clinical trials that will advance the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hematologic malignancies. You're expected to have concomitant support for your research from another source or agency.
Award: $65,000 per year for two or three years
Requirements: You must be a qualified investigator who's completed a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research training and is continuing your research under the research sponsor's direction. This award is meant to permit you to begin to transition to an independent research program.
New last year: The eligibility has been extended to a maximum of 4.5 years of postdoctoral experience.
Award: $55,000 per year for three years
Requirements: You must be a promising investigator with less than two years of postdoctoral research training. This award encourages you to embark on an academic career involving clinical or fundamental research in hematologic malignancies under a research sponsor's direction.
Click the below links to see the Grant Agreement templates for the most recently activated CDP awards.
*Note: The Intellectual Property Policy (Attachment B of the below Grant Agreements) is subject to change during the current award cycle*
Need More Information?
Director of Research Administration
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10605