Worth of Award
The Fellowship will cover the following:
- The LRF Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a total of $105,000 to grantees over two years. Salary support is provided in the amount of $45,000 for the first year and $50,000 for the second year. Incidental funds of $5,000 per year may be budgeted for research supplies or professional development expenses such as tuition, registration fees, and travel for courses and meetings. This Grant does not provide for institutional overhead.
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
Applicants must meet the following area for the fellowship:
- Applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. MD Applicants must have completed at least two years (24 months) of their fellowship work at the start of the award period (March 1, 2018). All applicants should not have completed more than five years (60 months) of their fellowship or postdoctoral work at the start of their award period. Individuals holding faculty positions prior to March 1, 2018 are not eligible to apply; awarded applicants may move into faculty positions during the award period.
- Applicants must be affiliated with a sponsoring institution in the U.S. or Canada for the duration of the LRF Grant and intend to pursue a career in lymphoma research. Citizenship is not required.
- Applicant must secure a Sponsor who will supervise the proposed research project. The Sponsor’s role is to assure (on behalf of the Institution) that the specific aims of the project are met and to present the Institution’s role in the development of the Applicant’s career. The Sponsor may support only one applicant to the Fellowship program per grant cycle.
- Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals without regard to age, race, religion, sex, creed, national origin or any other characteristics protected by law.
- During the award period, the Fellow must spend a minimum of 80 percent of his/her time in research without major patient care, teaching, or administrative responsibilities except as such responsibilities relate directly to a pre-clinical or clinical lymphoma research project.
- The LRF Fellow may not hold another competitively applied for a fellowship and/or a grant that primarily supports Principal Investigator (PI) salary during the period of the LRF Grant, except if awarded as part of an NIH Institutional Training Grant (T32/K12 or equivalent). Supply and material costs for the clinical research project should be supported by another grant or from institutional funds. The percent of research time for the PI on all active grants should not add up to more than 100%. LRF must be informed as to the sources and the amounts of all extramural/non-institutional funding received by the Fellowship recipient during the term of the LRF Grant and reserves the right to determine that the LRF Grant may not be held concurrent with other funding.
- A previous LRF Fellow shall not be granted support other than in exceptional circumstances, which is decided on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants from previous years who did not receive an award are welcome to apply if they still meet eligibility requirements.
- All LRF applications are self-initiated. LRF does not invite applications from selected individuals or laboratories.
- Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for this fellowship.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via online mode.
- A complete application includes the following:
- Application Signature Page: proposal CENTRAL will prompt you to generate a printable version of this page when you have completed your application. Original signatures from the applicant, sponsor, and institutional official are required. A scan of the signed page must be uploaded as a PDF. Proxy and/or electronic signatures are not permissible. Please note LRF no longer requires the original signed document be mailed to the LRF office.
- LRF Waiver: the original of the Waiver must be signed by the applicant, the primary Sponsor, and the authorised official of the sponsoring institution. Original signatures in ink are required. A scan of the signed page should be uploaded as a PDF.
- Non-Technical Abstract: This is a brief description (100 words or less) of the proposed project presented in terminology for the general public. It should be understandable to the average reader of a daily newspaper.
- Technical Abstract: In addition to describing the project using technical language, the Technical Abstract should explain (in 100 words or less) the significance of the proposed work to the field of lymphoma.
- Keywords: Please select any applicable keywords in each of the four Areas of Study categories. A thorough, accurate selection of keywords will enable LRF to match your application with appropriate reviewers.
- Statement of Level of Effort: Provide the approximate percentage of time that the Applicant will devote to each work activity (e.g., research, clinical, teaching, administration, other). At least 80 percent of the Applicant’s time must be devoted to research. The total of these items must not exceed 100 percent.
- Current and Pending Research Support: List all active and pending research support for the applicant. Include all individual and institutional support available for the proposed work during its duration. For each item, provide a source of support, identifying number, project title, and name of Principal Investigator/Program Director, annual direct costs, and total period of support. Failure to provide evidence of sufficient supporting funds for the proposed research can invalidate the application. Note: proposal CENTRAL now records other support in your personal profile. Follow the instructions in the application system to enter or import information from your profile to this section.
- Support for the sponsor should be indicated using the Sponsor Support template and uploaded as an attachment;
- List all active support with support in lymphoma/CLL highlighted, and indicate if the support will apply to the
- Project proposed in the application.
- Sponsor’s Letter of Support: This letter should demonstrate the Sponsor’s support of your project and commitment to provide the necessary training and supervision. Upload in PDF format.
- List of Three Individuals Providing Letters of Support: In addition to providing a letter of support and commitment from the Applicant’s Sponsor, list three (3) additional individuals who are familiar with your past work and/or training and who are providing letters of recommendation. The PC application manager will notify these individuals, and their (blinded) letters of support will automatically be included with your submission.
Deadline: The application deadline is September 6, 2017.