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Lymphatic Education & Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program

We are proud to announce the Lymphatic Research Foundation is now the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN).

The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy.  LE&RN seeks to accelerate the prevention, treatment and cure of the disease while bringing patients and medical professionals together to address the unmet needs surrounding lymphatic disorders. 

Lymphatic Education & Research Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program
The LE&RN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support postdoctoral scientists in academic, medical or research institutions throughout the world. The awards will support investigators who have recently received their doctorates, a critical point in career development when young scientists choose their lifelong research focus. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to expand and strengthen the pool of outstanding junior investigators in the field of lymphatic research.

Each applicant must be working under the supervision of an established investigator who is the designated Mentor. Two-year fellowships ranging from $82,000 to $95,000 will be awarded to fellows who have completed no more than three years of postdoctoral training by July 1st of the LE&RN funding cycle.

Examples of funding areas include but are not limited to basic, translational or clinical investigations into normal and aberrant lymphatic biology; mechanisms of normal and pathological lymphangiogenesis; imaging and understanding the mechanisms that regulate lymphatic structure and function; animal models of lymphatic system disorders; and the cross-talk between the lymphatic and the immune systems. 

Projects in lymphocyte biology, leukemia, lymphoma and conditions secondary to lymphedema such as cutaneous infections are outside the scope of this program.

For more information, please visit the Lymphatic Education & Research Network website at:http://lymphaticnetwork.org/

Last updated on Friday, September 18 at 5:07 pm
The LE&RN Postdoctoral Fellowship will launch in October 2015.
Erin Johnstone Erin Johnstone
Program Officer
617.279.2240 ext. 710

Erin Johnstone Ms. Johnstone manages several grant programs and all pre- and post-award activity, including the organization of review committees, award recipient scientific meetings, award payments and tracking of program funds. Additional skills include database management, online application development, and the utilization of technology to track grant submissions and reports. Prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, she coordinated six regional and national grant programs for the New England Foundation for the Arts and managed research applications and awards for 10 departments and two centers in the Office of Research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Ms. Johnstone holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University.

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