AA&MDSIF Grant Opportunities

research grants

2015 Research Grants

AA&MDSIF is pleased to help researchers advance the understanding and treatment of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Over the last 24 years, AA&MDSIF has awarded nearly $4 million in research grants thanks to gifts from patients, families, and friends.  These grants have helped advance the understanding and treatment of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), leading to the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat these diseases. 

Each year the AA&MDSIF invites researchers to apply for two-year grants of $30,000 per year to test new ideas and to explore other research leads. The applications are ranked according to merit by a distinguished panel of research scientists and funded by the generosity of families and patients.

Established investigators and new investigators in bone marrow disease can apply for the awards. Second-year funding is contingent upon progress in the first year.

2015 PNH Grant Application Portal Now Open

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Create an account and submit your application for a 2015 research grant.

Application deadline is July 15, 2015.

2015 PNH Research Grant

With funding provided by the Patricia and Vincent Geczik Legacy Gift to Fund PNH Research, AA&MDSIF has launched a new targeted funding mechanism, and is requesting proposals for research grant projects on topics related to PNH.

Successful applicants can be funded up to $100,000 for one year, or $250,000 for a two year period. Currently, AA&MDSIF anticipates awarding one (1) grant per year. Proposals will be accepted beginning in May of 2015, and applications must be received by July 15, 2015. Funding will begin by October, 2015.

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Summer Fellowship Grants

The AA&MDSIF Summer Fellowship Program will offer medical students and graduate students, in the biological sciences, the opportunity to engage in research under the sponsorship and supervision of an established principal investigator who directs a laboratory dedicated, at least in part, to the investigation of bone marrow failure at a US academic, medical or research institution.

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For specific questions, please contact Ellen Salkeld, PhD, Senior Director of Research and Health Professional Programs by phone at (301) 279-7202 x123 or by email.