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 Progam

Our New Investigator Research Grant Program supports early-stage 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 $100K are awarded for one year.

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, major 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 for blood cancers. 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.

Both scientific reviewers and patient advocates are currently vetting multiple blood cancer research projects to determine which has the greatest potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. The final project will be selected in the fall of 2022.

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.