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AAMDSIF Research Grants Program

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For over 30 years, AAMDSIF has provided financial support for research that leads to new insights into the causes of bone marrow failure diseases and to the development of new therapeutic approaches. Since 1989 we have awarded over $5.5 million in funding 103 grantees.

2024 Grant Cycle now open!

  • Required Letter of Intent (LOI)
    LOIs are required prior to submission of full application. Applicants will be invited to submit a full application based on the LOI. 
  • Poster Presentation
    Grantees are required to present their work at the AAMDSIF Scientific Symposium, held every two years. Travel stipends may be available for grantees.

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Letters of intent (LOIs) will be accepted from potential applicants. LOIs are due June 30, 2024 and must be submitted via the online grant application portal proposalCENTRAL, https://proposalcentral.altum.com/.


Select applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, based on review of the letters of intent. Applications will be due October 31, 2024, and must be submitted via the grant application portal proposalCENTRAL, https://proposalcentral.altum.com/

In 2024, the AAMDSIF Research Grant Program will accept proposals in the following categories:

Important dates:

2024 Guidelines posted: April 1, 2024
Letters of Intent Open: April 1, 2024
Letters of Intent Due: June 30, 2024
Applications Due: October 31, 2024
Notification of Award: December 1, 2024
Funding Begins: January 1, 2025

We look forward to an exciting 2024 grant cycle. Questions may be directed to Alice Houk, Senior Director of Health Professional Programs at houk@aamds.org

AAMDSIF Grant Recipients (Prior Year Grantees)

A searchable list of AAMDSIF grant recipients (prior year grantees) can be found here. Awards can be searched by year or by Fund. To make a donation to an existing fund, to provide general support to the Foundation or to establish a research fund, you can make an online donation here or you can get more information by calling (301) 279-7202

2024 Research Grant Guidelines