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.
For Research Objectives, see https://lymphoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Fellowship-2024-PDF-FINAL.pdf#page=2.