Career Development Program (CDP)

Funding Agency:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Career Development Program (CDP) grants support researchers early and at different stages of their career: from those with less than two years of postdoctoral research to those who hold independent faculty-level positions.

The grants are designed to encourage these promising young investigators to embark on academic careers, offering researchers the opportunity to take part in basic, translational, or clinical research to help understand and treat blood cancers and relevant premalignant conditions.

Deadline to determine eligibility: Nov. 1, 2022

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Scholar in Clinical Research

Award: $125,000 per year for five years

Eligibility requirements have changed. Starting this cycle, all non-mentored, faculty-level positions are considered independent for eligibility determination. In addition, those with a title of Full Professor (or equivalent) at the award start date (July 1 of the upcoming year) are no longer eligible for this program.*Please refer to the Guidelines & Instructions for more details regarding changes to the eligibility criteria if applying to this category.

Requirements: You must be a highly qualified investigator who holds an independent faculty-level appointment and is conducting independent clinical research, often involving early-stage clinical trials, that will advance the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of hematologic malignancies and/or relevant pre-malignant conditions.The research should be related to your clinical activities and must directly involve patients. You are expected to have support for your research from another source.

Special Fellow

Award: $75,000 per year for two or three years; starting this cycle, the minimum stipend/salary going directly to the awardee is $70,000/year.

Requirements: You must be a highly qualified postdoctoral fellow or instructor who has between 3 and 5 years of postdoctoral research training by the award start date. You must be in a mentored research position, continuing a research program of direct relevance to hematologic malignancies and/or relevant pre-malignant conditions. In addition, your Sponsor must have the appropriate experience to mentor you as you engage in blood cancer-relevant research. This award provides you with the opportunity to continue building a research program that will make you competitive for an independent position by the end of the award funding period.

Fellow

Award: $70,000 per year for three years; starting this cycle, the minimum stipend/salary going directly to the awardee is $65,000/year.

Requirements: You must be a promising postdoctoral fellow or instructor with less than 3 years of postdoctoral research training by the award start date. This award encourages you to embark on an academic career involving basic or translational research in hematologic malignancies and/or relevant premalignant conditions under a research sponsor's direction. Your research must be directly relevant to hematologic malignancies and/or relevant pre-malignant conditions. In addition, your Sponsor must have the appropriate experience to mentor you as you engage in research of direct relevance to blood cancer.

Eligibility Requirements

Citizenship or residency: Unrestricted
Applicants may only submit one application. There is no limit to the number of applications submitted from a specific institution.

Funding Type

Award
Fellowship

Eligibility

Faculty
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2022