Specialized Center of Research Program

Funding Agency:
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LLS’s Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant program is intended to bring together established investigators from one or several institutions to develop a focused research program, foster new interactions and cooperation, and enhance interdisciplinary research among the participants. The overall goal of this mechanism is to enhance the development of innovative strategies for the treatment, diagnosisor prevention of hematological malignancies. Strategies that move discoveries from the bench to the clinic are of high importance as are integrated translational projects.

A SCOR team will be judged as a unit and funding will not be available for otherwise meritorious but non-synergistic parts of an application. The quality and significance of the Projects and Cores, and the enhanced productivity that is likely to be achieved by linking the investigators, are the primary determinants of funding decisions.

Each SCOR is comprised of a minimum of three scientific Projects and a minimum of two scientific Cores that will cooperate under the leadership of a SCOR Director. There must be objective evidence of interdisciplinary research among the Projects and Cores.

The maximal annual total cost is $1,000,000 for each year of the five year grant. The maximum annual direct cost is $833,333.33 while the maximum annual indirect cost is $166,666.66. The SCOR Director has the authority to budget these funds among the various Projects and Cores.


  • Required Letter of Intent: Aug. 31, 2019
  • Invited Full Application: Feb. 15, 2020

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Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 31, 2019