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Current Funding Opportunities

Our 2024 Application Window is Now Closed. New Award Opportunities Will Be Announced on September 2nd, 2025.

2024 Young Investigator Award

Goal: This award intends to foster the academic career development of scientists who are either young in their careers or have not yet established themselves as independent researchers. The Young Investigator Award encourages the next generation of scientific leaders to perform research that is specific to CLL / SLL.

Term of Award: Three years.

Budget: $150,000, which will be distributed in three annual payments of $50,000.

Link to RFP: CLL Society’s Young Investigator Award

2024 Integrative Medicine Award

Goal: This award will support exceptionally innovative research projects that aim to provide an understanding of the mechanistic basis or clinical outcomes related to the use of integrative therapies, specifically for those living with CLL and SLL. The award is aimed towards early exploration of research ideas that incorporate an integrative approach to addressing the many health challenges of those living with the disease, help to address gaps in current research, and build a strong evidence base to improve quality of life.

Term of the Award: Two years.

Budget: $100,000, which will be distributed in two annual payments of $50,000.

Link to RFP: CLL Society’s 2024 Integrative Medicine Award

2024 Clinical Scholar Award

Goal: This award is dedicated to exceptional physician researchers who have already established themselves in the field of CLL and SLL. It is designed to support the research efforts of an advanced physician-scientist who is engaged in independent clinical research and has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, and academic success. The Clinical Scholar Award is intended to advance the development of treatment and/or preventative options for those living with CLL and SLL while continuing to support the careers of established physician-scientists.

Term of Award: Three years.

Budget: $300,000, which will be distributed into three annual payments of $100,000. 

Link to RFP: CLL Society’s 2024 Clinical Scholar Award

Application Process

Request for Letters of Intent: All Applicants should first submit their Letter of Intent through ProposalCentral’s application portal no later than November 20th, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Letters of Intent will not be received after this date/time. To fill out the Letter of Intent questions, you will need to reference CLL Society’s Research Program objectives. Please submit only one LOI per grant program. Select applicants will be notified via email of their LOI status by December 20th, 2023. At that time, select applicants can then begin to submit their full research proposals through ProposalCentral. 

Request for Full Research Proposals: Only applicants who have been notified that they are selected to advance to the next phase will be able to submit their full proposals through ProposalCentral’s application portal. The deadline for submitting the full proposal is no later than January 12th, 2024, at Noon EST. Any applications received after this date/time will not be considered without exception. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

Required Documents: Please read through the Application Instructions and Program Guidelines documents in full prior to beginning the application process.

Key Dates


Available Funding Opportunities Announced

Letter of Intent Deadline

Accepted Letters of Intent Will Be Notified

Full Research Proposal Submission Deadline

Notification of Award Status

2024 Grant Term Begins


September 28, 2023

November 20, 2023 (by 11:59 PM EST)

December 7, 2023

January 12, 2024 (by Noon EST)

May 3, 2024

July 1, 2024

Contact: If you are having difficulty logging into ProposalCentral or have technical questions regarding how to submit your application through their portal, please contact their support line directly at 1-800-875-2562 during normal business hours, 8:30-5:00 EST, Monday through Friday. 

Any remaining non-technical questions that are not answered after reading through the Application Instructions and the Research Program Guidelines should be submitted to [email protected].