Research & Grants


AA&MDSIF is committed to providing patients and their families with answers, support and hope. While each of our programs and services touches on all three, our research grants inspire the most hope.

AA&MDSIF is an international collaboration of medical researchers who are working together to find effective treatments and cures for bone marrow diseases. Learn about our services for healthcare professionals in this section.

AA&MDSIF 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). For more than twenty years, the AA&MDSIF has provided financial support to research that leads to new insights into the causes of bone marrow failure and the development of new therapeutic approaches.

Over the past 25 years, AA&MDSIF has awarded over $4 million to support 68 research grants, thanks to gifts from patients, families, and friends. A list of recent grant recipients shows the range of research areas being addressed by these international investigators.

Applications for 2016 AA&MDSIF Research Grants are now open. Awards will be announced in June 2016.

Summer Fellowship Grant Program

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. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2015.

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AA&MDSIF Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposia

Every two years, AA&MDSIF convenes experts from around the world who are treating bone marrow failure diseases or studying the immunology and cell biology of these diseases.

2014 Bone Marrow Failure Disease International Scientific Symposium was held on March 27 & 28, 2014 in Rockville, Maryland. This symposium brought together physicians and labratory researchers to discuss current areas of controversy, share recent research results, and purpose recommendations to advance the field.

2012 Bone Marrow Failure Disease Scientific Symposium featured an internationally respected group of panelists who joined with young investigators to learn about the key areas of research, oppurtunities for collabortation, and the most promising directions for the future.