Researchers & Healthcare Professionals

Specialized Center of Research Program

LLS's Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program was developed to encourage the interaction of complementary sciences, including basic, translational and clinical sciences focused on the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of hematologic malignancies and relevant premalignant conditions. To be funded in this program, the proposed research must be multidisciplinary and the Center must demonstrate synergy among at least three research Projects; these may be supported by scientific Core laboratories. LLS permits an application for continued funding beyond five years for current SCORs. These applications compete with all proposals submitted in that application year.

***SCOR application process is now closed, all received LOIs are being reviewed and approved LOIs will be notified to submit a full proposal by the end of December***


Not to exceed $1.0 million per year, which includes direct and indirect costs. Aggregate costs over five years cannot exceed $5.0 million. Direct costs, if justified by the aggregate budget, may be up to $0.833 million per year. The indirect or institutional costs cannot exceed 20 percent of the direct costs per year.

How to Apply/Deadlines

LLS uses its own Research Portal powered by Fluxx for Letter of Intent (LOI) and full application submission.

  • Please read the 2014 SCOR Guidelines and Instructions (revised as of August 2014). Do not use an old version.
  • Submit the LOI by 3 pm ET on November 3.
  • The LOI phase is a competitive process with an independent review committee evaluating the LOIs.
  • Approved LOIs will be invited by December 30 to submit a full application.
  • Before you apply, login to Fluxx and register.
  • If you have any technical difficulties with Fluxx, please contact us via email at

Key Dates:

Letter of Intent - open

September 2, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Letter of Intent - closed

November 3, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Notification of Full Application Invitation

December 30, 2014

3:00 pm ET

Full Application - closed

March 16, 2015

3:00 pm ET

Notification of Awards

mid Summer

Application Renewal

SCOR grantees may apply for additional funding after five years depending on progress shown. These applications for additional funding will compete with all applications received by LLS for that academic year.

Need More Information?


Director of Research Administration

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

1311 Mamaroneck Ave.

White Plains, NY 10605

(914) 821-8301

last updated on Tuesday, November 04, 2014