Grant Programs

The Leukemia Research Foundation funds groundbreaking research across all types of leukemia through grants to individual investigators, as well as collaborative initiatives with complementary research organizations.

New Investigator Research Grant Program

Our New Investigator Research Grant Program supports early-career investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to impact broad, essential areas of leukemia research. For the program to support the best and brightest minds, applications are sought from investigators who reflect the full diversity of the research workforce and represent diverse backgrounds, institutions, and geographic locations. Grants of up to $150K are awarded over a two-year period to new investigators -- researchers within seven years of their first independent faculty-level position.

View current research projects we are funding. For information about applying for a New Investigator Research Grant, click here.

Collaborative initiatives

Research breakthroughs do not happen in silos – collaboration is critical to finding an ultimate cure for leukemia. In addition to supporting research through our grant program, the Leukemia Research Foundation collaborates with complementary research organizations that share our vision of a world without leukemia. Learn more about our current collaborations below.

Drug Repurposing Clinical Trial (Cures Within Reach)

The Leukemia Research Foundation is collaborating with Cures Within Reach to fund a $75K Drug Repurposing Clinical Trial: Adding Metal Detoxification Drugs to Improve Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Outcomes. The clinical trial will leverage the speed, safety, and cost-effectiveness of testing a therapy already approved by the FDA to deliver a new effective treatment to patients more quickly.

Principal Investigator:

Maro Ohanian, DO

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cures Within Reach is a nonprofit dedicated to funding research projects across all diseases that repurpose approved therapies to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly. To learn more, visit Cures Within Reach’s website.

The Leukemia Research Foundation New Investigator Research Grant Program is supported in part by the below organizations.