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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 million in funding 94 grantees.

2020 Grant Cycle opening this Spring!

  • 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 international grantees.

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Letters of intent (LOI) will be accepted from potential applicants. LOI are due Monday June 15th, 2020 and must be submitted via the online grant application portal proposalCENTRAL,


Select applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, based on review of the letters of intent. Applications will be due September 30, 2020, and must be submitted via the grant application portal proposalCENTRAL,

Important dates:

2020 Guidelines posted: March 1, 2020
Letters of Intent Open: April 1, 2020
Letters of Intent Due: June 15, 2020 Now closed for the 2020 cycle
Applications Due: October 16, 2020 Now closed for the 2020 cycle
Notification of Award: December 14, 2020
Funding Begins: January 1, 2021 

We look forward to an exciting 2020 grant cycle. Questions may be directed to Alice Houk, Senior Director of Health Professional Programs at

2020 Grant Cycle guidelines

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