Leaders: Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., John Chan, M.D., Ravi Bhatia, M.D.
 
The purpose of the Developmental Research Program (DRP) is to identify and support first-rate, pioneering translational projects in lymphoma that, despite their potential, are not yet mature for full program status. All members of the research community at City of Hope and University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) are encouraged to consider the opportunity.
 
We have requested $50,000 per year to support this program, and City of Hope and UAB will match these funds annually by $100,000 and $25,000, respectively. At least two researchers per year receive awards, which are granted for up to two years.
 
Funds can be devoted to research supplies and minor equipment, personnel costs, and relevant meeting expenses. Promising investigations may replace SPORE research projects that have either acquired funding as independent R01/P01 projects, or those that have not satisfactorily progressed.