The Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation is dedicated to improving outcomes for patients by advancing research into the causes and treatment of hairy cell leukemia. As part of that mission, the Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation (HCL Foundation) has joined together with The Sass Foundation for Medical Research (SFMR) to provide up to $2 million over five years to support a Research Grants and Fellowship Program focused on hairy cell leukemia.

This joint initiative is aimed at funding effective research into the pathogenesis and treatment of hairy cell leukemia and to encourage young investigators to pursue careers in the field of HCL.  The joint program offers annual research grants and a fellowship program. For medical professionals interested in funding, we encourage you to review our grant and fellowship guidelines.

The SFMR-HCL Foundation Program is currently accepting Letters of Intent for the 2017-2018 Fellowship Program.   Letters of Intent should be sent to and are due by January 15, 2017.  For more information about the 2017-2018 Fellowship Guidelines and Application Process, please see the attached document:  2017-18 Fellowship Guidelines and Application Process

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