Research grant opportunities

Researchers we fund are outstanding scientists

at the forefront of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research at cancer centres throughout Canada. We award grants for studies that range from basic blood cancer research to research that uses the latest tools of genomics, and those projects that have the greatest potential to progress from bench to bedside.

Our competitions


Clinician Scientist Fellow Award – In partnership with CIHR

Competition open Oct 1, 2021

The intent of the Clinician Scientist Fellow Award is to encourage early-stage specialist clinicians to pursue a career in blood cancer research.

Blood Cancer Quality of Life Grant - in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society

Competition open Nov 1, 2021

The intent of this funding opportunity is to support new research designed to address quality of life challenges experienced by Canadians affected by blood cancers.
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Pediatric Blood Cancer Research Innovation Grant

Competition open Nov 1, 2021

This grant is designed to challenge the current pediatric blood cancer landscape by providing funding for projects that will address unmet needs for pediatric blood cancers.

Operating grants - in partnership with the Cancer Research Society

Competition open Nov 9, 2021

The Operating Grant competition funds 10 grants that focus on advancing the understanding of and improving treatment options for all blood cancers, and have a particular interest in projects focused on myeloma.
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LLSC Jump Start Grant Competition

Competition open Dec 1, 2021

LLSC is offering a one-time competition to provide a boost for blood cancer research in Canada that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Competitions

  • Translational Research Program – in partnership with LLS (US) - Competition closed

  • Proof-of-Concept Interventions in Primary Cancer Prevention – Competition closed