The Leukemia Research Foundation exclusively funds New Investigators - individuals beginning to establish their own laboratories that are no longer under the tutelage of a senior scientist mentor. These grants are for blood cancer research projects that focus on leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and/or MDS. New Investigators are considered to be within seven (7) years of their first independent faculty-level position at the time the grant would be awarded. Years as a resident physician, fellow physician, or post-doctoral fellow are considered to be training years. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens and research projects from outside the U.S. are eligible. First step of the application is an online submission of a Letter of Intent until February 5, 2021. After the LOI review, applicants will be notified if they are invited to submit a full application by March 5, 2021.