About Our Grant Program
Our Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program funds critical blood cancer research by providing one-year grants of up to $100K to new investigators – scientists who are establishing their own laboratories and are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. Supporting this critical research niche fosters new and innovative ideas that lead to significant breakthroughs and builds the next generation of scientific leaders.
Since 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation has supported more than 600 blood cancer research projects across five continents. Learn more about our research impact.
How we select research projects
The Leukemia Research Foundation's independent Medical Advisory Board includes more than 30 hematology/oncology experts from prominent medical research institutions across the country. The Medical Advisory Board's primary function is to review research grant proposals and make funding recommendations to the Foundation.
The Medical Advisory Board uses the below criteria to review research proposals.
If the project will lead to new and innovative findings that contribute to leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and/or myelodysplastic syndromes research.
What effect the study may have on how blood cancers are detected, diagnosed, and treated.
The training and preparedness of the applicant and their research setting.
This funding was instrumental in firmly establishing our research program in the field of hematology/oncology and also paved the way for subsequent funding from the Department of Defense and the NIH/NHLBI.
Niall Howlett, PhD, University of Rhode Island
We have published a large number of papers describing prognostic markers, new targets for therapy, and have added knowledge to the genomic pathogenesis of multiple blood cancers.
Sami Malek, MD, University of Michigan
I will always be grateful to the Leukemia Research Foundation. The Foundation’s support was really important to jumpstart my research and helped us establish long-term research projects in my laboratory.
David Dominguez-Sola, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
The Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program is supported in part by the following organizations.