Grant request must be received on or before April 1, 2018.

Funding decisions will be announced June 1, 2018.

2018 Grant Application


This request for proposals (RFP) is offered by the When Everyone Survives Foundation (WES Leukemia Research Foundation) to solicit innovative research in leukemia. Grants of $50,000 for one year are offered to new and established investigators who are requesting support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. The WES Foundation is supports leukemia research because it recognizes that significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of leukemia are needed to achieve the goal of “When Everyone Survives”.  Renewal of initial research support may be considered for one or more additional years based upon productivity.

RFP format: The actual proposals should not exceed five pages (including sections A through G shown below), 8 1/2 x 11 inches per page, font size Arial 11, at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left and right). A cover letter is requested. Please include the name and e-mail of the Principal Investigator in the cover letter. Please follow new electronic submission procedures below.

A. Summary (1/4 page).

Describe, in lay language, how your research project will advance the goal of curing leukemia. Describe, in broad terms, the specific aims for the research including the laboratory model system that will be used or the patient population that will be studied and the hypothesis that will be tested.

B. Research Team (½ page)

Describe the team doing the research and their qualifications, including e-mail addresses.

C. Background and Significance (½ pages)

Note what is known and what is unknown relative to the research question that will be addressed in the proposal. Emphasize the significance of the results you hope to achieve and its potential impact on leukemia patients. Include, if available, but not required, a summary of any preliminary data relevant to the current proposal. How will the proposed research advance knowledge?

D. Research Plan (2 1/4 pages)

Describe the plan of research, expected results, and any alterative approaches that may be pursued.

E. Next steps (½ page)

Summarize how you will use the data from the project, including any plans to submit for NIH/NCI funding or other peer-reviewed grants.

F. References (½ page)

G. Budget (½ page)

Provide an itemized budget, including personnel, supplies, equipment and indirect costs. The total one-year budget including indirect costs (not exceed 35%) is $50,000.

Include as an appendix NIH-style biosketch for key investigators. 

New Electronic Submission Procedures via e-mail:

All applications must be submitted electronically as a single, 8.5 x 11 inch document, scanned or saved to a PDF file.  Email your application to  The following file formats will not be accepted: graphics and image format files (e.g. PNG, TIFF and JPEG), non-PDF documents (e.g. Microsoft Office documents) and compressed files (e.g. ZIP, TAR and RAR files).

Applications must be received on or before April 1, 2018. Funding decision will be announced June 1st, 2018 with funding to begin July 1, 2018.