The submission period for TRP is now open. Please submit your Letters of Intent.
The Translational Research Program (TRP) was formed to enhance the transfer of basic research findings to clinical usefulness.
We are looking for applications that propose novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of hematological malignancies and related pre-malignant conditions. Proposals should be based on molecular, cellular, or integrated systems findings and be conceptually innovative and with a clear plan for the eventual clinical translation of the studies proposed and the results expected.
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We have some special RFPs this year!
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LLS-FLF United To Cure FL (Curative Research To Eliminate Follicular Lymphoma) Award Request For Proposals
- LLS is partnering with The Follicular Lymphoma Foundation (FLF) to advance our common mission to find cures for follicular lymphoma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
- LLS and FLF will jointly fund up to three meritorious TRP applications focused on Follicular Lymphoma with an emphasis on late stage pre-clinical or clinical investigations aimed toward driving cures.
- Applications must be submitted to the LLS TRP program and will be evaluated within the general pool of TRP applications. Applications will be jointly reviewed by LLS and FLF for co-funding decisions.
- LLS will administer the grant program.
- Details to be found in “Cure FL Appendix” at the end of the Guidelines and Instructions document available for download on this page.
Snowdome Foundation – Leukaemia Foundation Translational Research Program
- The Snowdome Foundation and Leukaemia Foundation are Australian-based not- for-profit organizations with whom LLS is partnering to enhance our common goal to accelerate cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients.
- LLS, Snowdome Foundation and Leukaemia Foundation will jointly fund up to one meritorious TRP application focused on blood cancer research from investigators working in Australia, Australian investigators working in other countries, or to Australian and non-Australian researchers jointly applying as co-PIs.
- Applications must be submitted to the LLS TRP program and will be evaluated within the general pool of TRP applications. In addition, applications will be jointly reviewed by all three foundations to ensure they meet the funding objectives of the organizations, and scientific progress of each awarded TRP will be evaluated by the organizations on an annual basis.
- LLS will administer the grant program.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Translational Research Program
- LLS is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) to advance our common mission to find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
- LLS and LLSC will jointly fund up to three meritorious TRP applications focused on blood cancer research from investigators working in Canada.
- Applications must be submitted to the LLS TRP program and will be evaluated within the general pool of TRP applications. Applications will be jointly reviewed by LLS and LLSC and scientific progress of each awarded TRP will be evaluated by both organizations on an annual basis.
- LLS will administer the grant program.
LLS invites innovative and ambitious proposals that can lead to better treatments and cures for MCL. In particular, the goals of MCL are to better understand and develop therapeutic approaches for relapsed MCL. However, novel work focused on early disease intervention or improved risk stratification is of interest. LLS calls for the submission of creative proposals with the potential for high impact in MCL. Applications should address both transformative issues in MCL biology and promising new directions in MCL therapy.
Key Topics of Interest:
- Understanding of the MCL tumor microenvironment and the properties of lymphoma cells responsible for disease relapse
- Identifying the best treatment combinations based on solid preclinical rationale and data
- Understanding and developing novel immunotherapies for MCL that have the potential to cure cancer
- Identification and validation of novel targets in relapsed disease
- Developing treatment approaches that replace cytotoxics with targeted therapies or immunotherapies that retain efficacy while reducing toxicity
- Understanding the basis of resistance to existing and newly emerging therapies
- Developing novel therapeutics, especially to targets that are unique to MCL and have previously been difficult to drug (e.g., transcription factors)
- Developing additional, accurate animal models of the disease for critical testing of drugs
- Developing predictive biomarkers of disease that can be used for early detection, prediction of treatment response, and to identify patients most likely to respond well to different treatments
Recent changes to the TRP grant program:
- No more Renewal applications! Last year we created a brand-new grants program called ACT that renewal-type requests may very well qualify for. ACT is not open for applications at this moment (coming soon) and the terms and rules of the program will be different from last year's. Please follow this link to learn more.
- We raised the annual award amount!
- Maximum Annual Direct Costs to $225,000
- Maximum Total of up to $750,000.00 for 3 Years
Topics of interest include:
- Personalized medicine approach for cancer treatment. Advances in cancer care have significantly improved lives of patients with hematologic diseases such as CLL, CML, Hodgkin Lymphomas, MM, and ALL. LLS believes that, with time, cures can be achieved for certain diseases or subtypes of diseases. Therefore, LLS will continue to support research that may revolutionize cancer care for any hematologic disease including the use of state-of-the-art technologies for molecular profiling, novel target identification, prognostic/predictive biomarkers that can be associated with patient selection and development of liquid biopsy technology.
- Development of novel therapies and/or novel therapeutic strategies including those that target mutational and epigenetic events both in the tumor cells and within the microenvironment. Such therapies can be applicable to any hematologic malignancies, but emphasis is warranted in the following areas:
a) Aggressive subtypes of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma including but not limited to DLBCL, tFL, MCL, PTCL, and ALCL
b) Indolent lymphoma, including but not limited to: CLL, FL, WM (therapies with the potential to provide significant extension of lives of patients or total disease control in defined subtypes)
c) Myeloid disorders including MPN/MDS/AML as well as lymphoid disorders such as ALL
d) Multiple Myeloma and pre-emergent conditions and
e) LLS is especially interested in novel immunotherapy approaches and understanding novel immune synapses relevant to blood cancers.
- Improvements in the safety and efficacy of stem cell transplantation
- Long-term outcome assessment following therapies
- Pediatric research. LLS recognizes that new, precision medicine and immunotherapies are needed to improve outcomes for pediatric blood cancers. The goal is to develop curative therapies that have reduced long-term complications compared to current cytotoxic therapies. Research may focus on pediatric leukemias, lymphomas, as well as other pediatric blood cancers such as Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. We encourage research applications attempting to justify and explore novel therapies for pediatric blood cancers, especially those that uniquely target mutations found in pediatric cancers.
- Cancer Cell/Microenvironment: Progress in understanding neoplastic stem cell growth and differentiation as well as cancer cell/microenvironment interactions especially with translation to novel therapies.
How to apply
- Please refer to the Guidelines & Instructions document above
- Is this your first time applying for an LLS Research grant? You can get started by requesting a new account in the LLS Research Portal by clicking here.
- See the table below for all the key dates and deadlines:
2023-2024 Application Key Dates
|Call for Proposals||August 21, 2023|
|Letter of Intent Due||October 20, 2023, 3:00 PM ET|
|Full Application Due||January 19, 2024, 3:00 PM ET|
|Panel Review Meetings||March 2024|
|Award Notification*||May 2024|
|Award Start Date||July 1, 2024|
*LLS' non-negotiable funding agreement terms & conditions are available for download above
Frequently Asked Questions
Please refer to the downloadable Guidelines and Instructions document above for answers and for contact information.