AA&MDSIF Seeks Applications for 2014 Grant Award Program

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) 2014 Research Grant Program is now open for bone marrow failure research that advances the understanding and treatment of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Topic areas considered for funding include:

  • Promoting understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of aplastic anemia, MDS, or PNH
  • Improving symptom management and quality of life for aplastic anemia, MDS, or PNH patients
  • Discovering new treatments for aplastic anemia, MDS, or PNH
  • Understanding and preventing complications of bone marrow failure conditions (e.g., blood clotting/thrombosis in PNH, iron overload in MDS, etc.)

At least one new meritorious PNH-related grant will be awarded in 2014 thanks to funding from the PNH Research and Support Foundation. Projects should focus on:

  • Finding a cure for PNH
  • Discovery of new treatments for PNH
  • Improving the quality of life for PNH patients
  • Understanding of thrombosis and its prevention in PNH patients

Applications are due by Friday, February 28, 2014.

To be eligible to apply for a research grant, an applicant must hold a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, or other doctoral level degree (e.g., PharmD). There are no nationality restrictions. Research may be carried out in the United States or abroad but not at a for-profit laboratory in the private sector. The project must represent independent research conducted by the applicant.

Successful applicants can be funded up to $60,000 for two years ($30,000 each year, with second-year funding pending approved progress in the first year).

Applications are due by Friday, February 28, 2014 and must be submitted via the online grant application on the AA&MDSIF Web site, where you will find more information about the program. Notices of awards are expected to be sent on June 1, 2014 with funding to begin on July 1, 2014.

For more information, visit the AAMDSIF website or contact Alice Houk, Director of Health Professional Programs by email or at (301) 279-7202 x101.

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