Challenge the current pediatric blood cancer landscape
In the current era of targeted and immuno-oncology drugs being developed in adults, very few successful examples have been translated to childhood blood cancer treatment. Clear advances have occurred, but cure rates remain low for certain blood cancer types, along with considerable long-term effects from traditional therapies. For the benefit of children, a better understanding of tumor biology and further progress in drug development and treatment are needed.
The LLSC’s Pediatric Blood Cancer Research Innovation Grant is a two-year grant designed to provide funding to research that will lead to a significant change in the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric blood cancers.
The LLSC will provide funding for up to 5 grants up to a maximum of $100,000 per year for two years (up to a maximum total of $200,000 for the two years)
Applicants are welcome to contact us to determine their eligibility to apply.
How to apply
The application process will occur in two phases.
Phase I - Submission and consideration of a Letter of Intent (LOI).
Phase II - Invitation to submit a Full Application.
The applicant must register with the LLSC Research Portal, Proposal Central, in order to apply. Both the LOI and the Full Application must be submitted electronically to the LLSC Research Portal.
Funds for competitive applications will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit, using a priority rating system.
Key dates for 2022-2023
- Call for Proposals - Sept 12, 2022
- Letter of Intent (LOI) due - October 28, 2022, 4:00 pm (ET)
- Notification of Full Application Invite - Nov 2022
- Full application deadline - February 3, 2023, 4:00 pm (ET)
- Review Panel Meeting - April 2023
- Notification of Awards - May 2023
- Award Start Date - July 2023
Read the guidelines
Applicants must carefully read the program guidelines before beginning their applications as application details have changed in 2022.
Download – LLSC Pediatric Blood Cancer Research Innovation Grant Guidelines & Instructions
Download – LLSC Pediatric Blood Cancer Research Innovation Grant Policies and Procedures
Submitting a letter of intent
Submitting a Letter of Intent is mandatory for all applicants.