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Grant Requests

LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation (LMSdr) invites investigators to submit grant applications for research studying specifically leiomyosarcoma. The Foundation is particularly interested in basic science and translational research aiming for a better understanding of the molecular biology of both uterine & non-uterine leiomyosarcoma, eventually leading to improvement of diagnostic tools, discovery of new prognostic markers and novel therapeutic approaches to extend survival and quality of life.

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This funding is intended primarily as seed money for promising new work. It is not for supporting research where funding has either lapsed or has been previously disapproved. Final application must include a confirmation from your institution’s fiscal manager none of the funds awarded will be used to support the salary of the investigator or the facilities and administrative costs of our institution. In addition, the funds will not be used to support travel, publication costs or conference and workshop-related fees.

Most grants are awarded for one or two years up to $50,000 per year ($100,000 maximum). Funding for promising research may be extended further at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.  Application period is open year-round.

All requests for funding must first submit a project abstract following the requirements below.  If accepted, then a more detailed final project application will be submitted for review by the Scientific Advisory Committee of LMSdr, which will give its recommendations to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

Submit Project Abstract

Project Abstract Includes:

  • Proposed Project Title
  • Projected Start & End Dates
  • Coordinating Investigator
  • Institution
  • Department
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail Address
  • Postal Address
  • Co-Principal Investigators and Institutions
  • Project Description 1-2 pages maximum
  • Amount Requested
  • Proposed Budget