Application Process

The funding cycle begins July 1, 2024. Below is a timeline of the application process.

  • December 11, 2023: Letter of intent opens and link to ProposalCentral is posted
  • February 16, 2024: Letter of intent due by 12pm CT
  • March 22, 2024: Notification if invited to submit a full application
  • April 26, 2024: Full application due (if invited to submit) by 12pm CT
  • By June 30, 2024: Grant recipients notified of award

Letter of intent

A letter of intent (LOI) allows the Leukemia Research Foundation to assess if there is a good match between our goals and the project. If it appears to be a good match and you are eligible to apply, we will invite you to submit a full application. Please plan to submit your LOI in advance of the deadline in case there are technical issues.

Letters of intent and the full application are submitted via ProposalCentral, a research grant management system. A ProposalCentral account is required to submit materials. For assistance with login or technical questions, please contact ProposalCentral customer support at or 800.875.2562.

Full application

After the LOI review, the researchers selected to submit a full application will receive an email with instructions and a link to the full application.

Notification of results

In early June, all full applications for the upcoming funding cycle will be reviewed by the Leukemia Research Foundation's independent Medical Advisory Board. The Foundation approves applications for funding based on the recommendation of this panel. Leukemia Research Foundation reviewers do not prepare written reviews or provide feedback on individual applications due to the volume of proposals.


If you have questions, please email the research grants administrator at