Proposals being accepted for funding from Lymphoma Research Foundation

The Lymphoma Research Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma through an innovative research program and by supporting the next generation of lymphoma researchers.

Through its evidence-based research program, the foundation aims to:

  • Advance the understanding of lymphoma, laying the foundation for improved patient care.
  • Attract and train new investigators and clinicians in lymphoma, ensuring that the best and brightest scientific minds are able to continue their commitment to blood cancer research.
  • Bring innovative ideas, energy and collaboration to the nuanced field of lymphoma research.

The foundation is currently accepting proposals for two types of funding. Applications for both are due 5 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019.

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Clinical Investigator Career Development Award

The Clinical Investigator Career Development Award program is designed to support physician investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member who will contribute to the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. Eligible investigators must have no greater than five years of experience beyond completion of their fellowship or postdoctoral training.

The goal of the program is to prepare physician investigators to design and administer clinical research studies in lymphoma and assume primary responsibilities for clinical research, protocol writing, Institutional Review Board submission and publication. As such, a career development plan is required as part of the grant application. The proposed research plan should also develop the necessary knowledge and clinical research skills relevant to the investigator’s career goals.

The grant is designed to provide physician investigators with support to spend 35 to 50 percent of their time implementing clinical research studies in lymphoma.

Funding available: $225,000

Submission deadline to funding organization: 5 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019

Funding announcement: See more information on Infoready

Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. MD applicants must have completed at least two years (24 months) of their fellowship work at the start of the award period.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant is designed to support investigators at the level of advanced fellow or postdoctoral researcher in laboratory or clinic based research with results and conclusions that must be clearly relevant to the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies and transplantation. Historically, successful applications in this program have focused on basic, translational and epidemiological research.

The grantee must spend 80 percent of their time in research during the award period.

Funding available: $105,000

Submission deadline to funding organization: 5 p.m. Sept. 5, 2019

Funding announcement: See more information on Infoready

To Apply

Investigators who plan to apply for this funding opportunity must contact Jessica Kiely, Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, at jkiely@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-8497.

Note that all proposals must be submitted through the Office of Research Affairs and adhere to review/submission timelines.

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