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 understand and treat hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions.

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. Please verify in our Program Category Specific Eligibility Criteria table which award is appropriate for your level of experience and Apply to that category of award.

CDP Eligibility Criteria - FY15

How to Apply/Deadlines

LLS uses its own Research Portal powered by FLUXX for electronic preliminary and full application submission.

  • Before you submit your Letter of Intent and application, download and read the 2014 CDP Guidelines and Instructions (revised as of July 2014) specific for your category. Do not use an old version.
  • The Letter of Intent is solely used to determine eligibility. LLS will evaluate submitted Letters of Intent before the due date on a rolling basis.
  • Before you Apply, login to FLUXX and register.
  • If you have any technical difficulties with FLUXX, please contact us via email at researchprograms@lls.org.

Key Dates:

Letter of Intent - open

July 2014

Letter of Intent - closed

September 8, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Notification of Eligibility

By September 12, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Full Application - closed

October 1, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Panel Review

January 2015

Notification of Awards

Late February 2015

LLS's receipt of signed contracts

May 1, 2015

3:00 pm ET

Scholar

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.

Guidelines & Instructions: Scholar

Apply

Scholar in Clinical Research

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.

Guidelines & Instructions: Scholar in Clinical Research

Apply

Special Fellow

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 this year: The eligibility has been extended to a maximum of 4.5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Guidelines & Instructions: Special Fellow

Apply

Special Fellow in Clinical Research (SFCR)

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

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 hematologic malignancies.

New this year: The eligibility has been extended to a maximum of 4.5 years of postdoctoral experience.

Guidelines & Instructions: Special Fellow in Clinical Research

Apply

Fellow

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.

    Guidelines & Instructions: Fellow

    Apply

    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

    last updated on Monday, July 21, 2014
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