Eligibility

CLL Society is committed to embracing diversity and building spaces of equitable representation to meet the unmet needs of all individuals living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) in every aspect of our programs and support services. We believe that in order to meet the needs of all CLL/SLL patients, we must be intentional about ensuring diverse representation in research. CLL Society embodies this belief by identifying and minimizing health disparities across racial and ethnic groups as a key objective of the Research Program.

We look forward to funding investigators who are inclusive of diversity in their research proposals and who are continually looking to establish a better understanding of the unmet needs of CLL/SLL patients across all demographic groups.

CLL Society believes minority applicants are valued members of the research community and are vital to its success. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligible:

  • Basic and translational research projects in all areas of CLL/SLL are eligible for this proposal.
  • Applicants must be junior faculty members, fellows, or scientists with an MD/PhD from an accredited institution who are tenure-track or tenured and must be in an independent faculty-level position at the time the application is submitted.
  • Applicants must have completed their doctorate by the time the grant term begins.
  • Research must be conducted at an academic research institution located within the United States.
  • Applicants must be directly associated with a sponsoring institution or fiscal agent in order to be in receipt of grant funds.
  • The award is specifically for investigators who are young in their career, who have not yet established themselves as independent researchers, and who plan to have a career in the field of CLL/SLL.
  • Adjustments for career interruptions can be made. These could include but are not limited to family leave, military service, major illness, or injury. It is the responsibility of the applicant to document such interruptions and notify CLL Society’s Research Program Administrator as soon as possible should any interruptions occur.
  • Applicants with prior experience in laboratory research are preferred, but previous laboratory experience is not required.
  • The Grantee will agree to acknowledge CLL Society as the funding source in any publication or presentation resulting from this funding.
  • The Grantee must agree to provide progress reports as set forth in CLL Society’s Grant Recipient Agreement, which will be provided for signature upon notification of award.


Not Eligible:

  • Research that would be performed outside of the United States.
  • Outcomes research, clinical trials, correlated analyses, retrospective studies, and all other non-laboratory projects do not qualify for this funded opportunity.
  • Previous recipients of CLL Society Research Program Awards.
  • Co-Principle Investigators are not permitted.

Applicants with prior experience in laboratory research are preferred, but previous laboratory experience is not required. The Awardee must agree to acknowledge CLL Society as the funding source in any publication or presentation resulting from this funding and will provide progress reports as set forth in the Grant Recipient Agreement. Please see the Research Program Guidelines for more detailed information.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, please email research@cllsociety.org.