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Fellowships to USA and Canada Researchers to Support Career Development in Lymphoma Research

Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant


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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/07/23 5:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA and Canada early career postgraduate researchers affiliated with academic and research institutions to support career development in lymphoma research. The program is intended to support research directly related to the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of lymphoma.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) maintains a strong commitment to supporting early career investigators and ensuring they can build a successful career in the field of lymphoma research. The LRF 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 LRF Grantee must spend 80 percent of their time in research during the award period.

For the 2024 cycle, the Lymphoma Research Foundation has opened several special research initiatives which reserve funding for exemplary projects in specific patient populations and researchers that self-identify as an individual from an underrepresented group. Special initiatives include:

Jaime Peykoff Follicular Lymphoma Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant: A minimum of one fellowship grant will be awarded to a project focused exclusively on research in adult follicular lymphoma, as part of the LRF’s Follicular Lymphoma Initiative. Grantees awarded through the FL Initiative will be required to attend certain Initiative programs, such as the biannual FL Scientific Workshop (next scheduled for spring 2024).

Follicular Lymphoma Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant: A minimum of one fellowship grant will be awarded to a project focused exclusively on research in adult follicular lymphoma, supported by a generous LRF donor.

LRF Health Equity Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant: A minimum of one fellowship grant will be awarded to an applicant that self-identifies as from an underrepresented group in the lymphoma and CLL research fields. The LRF refers to the Association of American Medical College’s definition of underrepresented groups which includes but is not limited to Asian Americans, Asian Canadians, American Indian/Alaska Native or First Nations, Black/African American, African Canadians, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander and Women. Applicants that meet these additional criteria are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicant must also be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and meet all other eligibility criteria for the Fellowship grant.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria
To account for training delays or furloughs that may have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LRF is temporarily extending the maximum eligibility for each track by one year, the new limits are noted in the section below.
1. Applicants 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. All applicants should not have completed more than six years (72 months) of their fellowship or postdoctoral work at the start of their award period (March 1, 2024 or the start date indicated in their application budget).
2. Individuals who currently or have previously held faculty positions prior to the start date stated in their application budget are not eligible to apply; awarded applicants may move into faculty positions during the award period.
3. Applicants must be affiliated with a sponsoring academic or nonprofit research institution in the U.S. or Canada, be legal to work in either country for the duration of the LRF Grant and intend to pursue a career in lymphoma research. Applicants based at the NIH or another U.S. government entity are not eligible to apply for LRF Fellowship Grants. Citizenship or permanent residency is not required for general Fellowship Grant eligibility but may affect eligibility for Health Equity Initiative funds.
4. Applicant must secure a primary sponsor at their home institution who will supervise the proposed research project. The sponsor’s role is to assure (on behalf of the Institution) that the specific aims of the project are met and to present the Institution’s role in the development of the applicant’s career. The primary sponsor may support only one applicant to the LRF Fellowship program per grant cycle. Associate sponsors (including at other institutions) are permitted but not required.
5. Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals without regard to age, race, religion, sex, creed, national origin or any other characteristics protected by law.
6. During the award period, the Grantee must spend a minimum of 80 percent of his/her time in research without major patient care, teaching, or administrative responsibilities except as such responsibilities relate directly to a pre-clinical or clinical lymphoma research project.
7. The LRF Grantee may not hold another competitively applied for fellowship and/or a grant that primarily supports Principal Investigator (PI) salary during the period of the LRF Grant, except if awarded as part of an NIH Institutional Training Grant (T32/K12 or equivalent). Supply and material costs for the clinical research project should be supported by another grant or from institutional funds. The percent of research time for the PI on all active grants should not add up to more than 100%. LRF must be informed as to the sources and the amounts of all extramural/non-institutional funding received by the Fellowship recipient during the term of the LRF Grant, and reserves the right to determine that the LRF Grant may not be held concurrent with other funding.

A previous LRF Fellowship Grant recipient cannot apply for another LRF Fellowship Grant other than in exceptional circumstances, which is decided on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants from previous years who did not receive an award are welcome to apply if they still meet eligibility requirements.

This Grant does not provide institutional overhead.

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates:
Application Release Date: June 1, 2023
Application Deadline: September 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST
Peer Review Process: September – November 2023
Applicant Notification Date: December 2023
Earliest Project Start Date: March 1, 2024
Latest Project Start Date: July 1, 2024

Estimated Size of Grant
New for 2024: In recognition of the need for more research and salary support at the fellowship level, LRF is pleased to announce an increase in the Fellowship Grant award amount and duration. The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship now provides a total of $195,000 to grantees over three years.

Term of Contract
Funds are provided over three years.
Earliest Project Start Date: March 1, 2024
Latest Project Start Date: July 1, 2024

The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship provides funding to grantees over two years.

Contact Information
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Applicants are encouraged to contact LRF at for questions or concerns relating to issues of eligibility for or responsiveness to this RFP.

Foundation Contacts:
Whitney Steen
Director, Research Grants and Initiatives
Phone: 212-349-2910, press option 4 and then option 5

Tricia Mitchell
Research Program Coordinator
Phone: 917-750-1445

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