Researchers & Healthcare Professionals

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Career Development Program

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Career Development Program (CDP) offers you the opportunity to take part in basic, clinical or translational research to help treat leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

We'll award you with stipends so you can devote yourself to leukemia research, lymphoma research or myeloma research. We offer career development awards for various stages of your research career. Please verify in our guidelines and instructions which award is appropriate for your level of experience and apply to that category of award:

The CDP supports:

  • fundamental basic and clinical research in genetics, molecular and cell biology, molecular pharmacology, molecular virology and immunology
  • translational research directly relevant to improved treatment or diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and, where applicable, to prevention

*** THE CDP APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED, GRANTS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED AND AWARDEES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING NOTIFIED ***

Apply for a grant: We will begin accepting applications for 2014 grants by August 5th, 2013. Please use the "Apply" hyperlink located in the category descriptions below to be directed to proposalCENTRAL to begin an application.

  • CDP Guidelines & Instructions (Please make sure you are using the version of the guidelines dated July 2013.  Do not use an old version.) 
  • Please e-mail LLS for a copy of our general policies and procedures (revised as of August 2013).

Scholar

Award: $110,000 per year for five years

Application deadline:

  • Letter of intent due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
  • Full application due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15

Requirements: You must be a highly qualified investigator who's shown a capacity for independent, sustained original investigation in the field of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. You should hold an independent faculty-level or equivalent position and have obtained substantial support for your research from a national agency.

Annual renewal: Based on a noncompetitive progress report review

APPLY

Scholar in Clinical Research

Award: $110,000 per year for five years

Application deadline:

  • Letter of intent due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
  • Full application due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15

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.

Annual renewal: Based on a noncompetitive progress report review

APPLY

Special Fellow

Award: $65,000 per year for two or three years

Application deadline:

  • Letter of intent due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
  • Full application due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15

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.  Please see the revised guidelines and instructions for specific eligibility criteria.

Annual renewal: Based on a noncompetitive progress report review

APPLY

Special Fellow in Clinical Research (SFCR)

Award: $65,000 per year for two or three years

Application deadline:

  • Letter of intent due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
  • Full application due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15

Requirements: You must be a researcher who holds a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and has completed at least two years of clinical hematology, oncology, hematology/oncology or hematopathology training or postdoctoral research training in a clinical discipline (such as cytogenetics or molecular pathology). You must show evidence that your career focus will be on preventing, diagnosing or treating leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.  Please see the revised guidelines and instructions for specific eligibility criteria. 

Annual renewal: Based on a noncompetitive progress report review

APPLY

Fellow

Award: $55,000 per year for three years

Application deadline:

  • Letter of intent due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
  • Full application due 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15

    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, or related to, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma under a research sponsor's direction.

    Annual renewal: Based on a noncompetitive progress report review

    APPLY

    Quality of Life Research Funding Initiative

    The Quality of Life Research Initiative is currently being revised and will no longer be embedded within the Career Development Program.  Please check the Quality of Life Research Initiative landing page in early 2014 for updates. 

    How to Apply/Deadlines

    LLS uses proposalCENTRAL for electronic preliminary and full application submission.

    • Before you submit your letter of intent and application, download and read the 2013 CDP Guidelines and Instructions (revised as of July 2013).  Please e-mail LLS for a copy of our general policies and procedures (revised as of August 2013).
    • Before you apply, log in to proposalCENTRAL and register. Grants and contract officials must also register your institution.
    • Submit an online letter of intent via proposalCENTRAL by 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 1
    • Submit a full online application via proposalCENTRAL by 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 15.

    If you submitted a proposal and developed a profile with LLS in the past, you (and your institution) are will not need to register again.  If you have any technical difficulties with proposalCENTRAL, please contact us at researchprograms@lls.org.

    Need More Information?

    Contact:

    Director of Research Administration

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    1311 Mamaroneck Ave

    White Plains, NY 10605

    (914) 821-8301

    researchprograms@lls.org

    For funding rates for awards beginning July 1, 2013, email researchprograms@lls.org.

    last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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