Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada: 2020 Operating Grants


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Competition opens September 4, 2019


Each year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada forms a group of medical experts with the task of reviewing research projects taking place in Canada that show the greatest promise in advancing our understanding of different blood cancers, ability to test therapies and ultimately, to find cures.

The Operating Grants offer funding for basic research that contributes to the advancement of science aimed at preventing, detecting and treating blood cancers. These grants recognize scientists whose work will contribute to the tremendous momentum in blood cancer research and yield groundbreaking results in treating patients and extending lives.


The PI must be an independent investigator, which is defined as a scientist who has dedicated laboratory space, directly hires and supervises laboratory personnel (technicians, graduate students, postdocs and staff scientists) and makes all decisions concerning research activities and use of the grant funds.

The Principal Investigator must be able to demonstrate a significant track record in the area of hematology and/or blood cancer research. 

Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply for a grant in this program.

A Principal Investigator may only submit ONE Application per application cycle and cannot serve as a Principal Investigator OR Co-Principal Investigator on more than ONE Application per cycle.

Maximum Project Value

up to $100,000/year to a maximum of $200,000

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

up to 2 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Letter of Intent: Mandatory: Applicant to submit LOI directly to sponsor through research portal, Proposal Central.

The applicant must register with the LLSC Research Portal, Proposal Central in order to apply.

Internal Deadline

Application if invited: Applicant to submit a copy of application, and signed signature page along with complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Application if invited: All application processes must be completed using the grants management website  

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).


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By phone: 800 875 2562

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