Funding Opportunities

NBF Scientific Research Grants Program

The Scientific Research Grants Program provide grants for scientific research in the field of transfusion medicine,  cellular therapies and patient blood management and support educational initiatives that benefit this community.

Important areas of research for the grant program include:
IMMUNOLOGY

  • Alloimmunization, immune modulation, and tolerance
  • Animal models for the study of graft-vs-host disease 
  • Biology of autoimmune hemolytic anemia

HEMATOLOGY

  • Autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants 
  • Detection of residual disease following stem cell transplants 
  • Effects of growth factors in vitro and in vivo 
  • Biochemistry of coagulation factors

IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY

  • Blood group serology 
  • Biochemistry of red cell antigens 
  • Molecular genetics of the blood groups

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Studies on Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, SARS and babesiosis and other emerging diseases
  • Effect of allogeneic transfusion in HIV-infected and immunocompromised patients 
  • Improved detection of transfusion - transmitted diseases

CELLULAR THERAPIES

  • Cell separation, cell culture or expansion studies for cell therapy applications
  • Development of novel cell therapies or assays to measure cell viability or function
  • Pilot studies in regenerative medicine
  • Studies on mechanisms or roles of cells in stem cell transplantation
  • Studies on cytokines or growth factors involved in stem cell differentiation

PATIENT BLOOD MANAGEMENT

  • Treatment of pre-admission anemia and bleeding tendencies; Intraoperative/postoperative blood recovery; Surgical hemostasis; Appropriate indications for transfusion; Changing physician behaviors; Blood utilization review.

 

Funding

Eligibility: Any level
Research Type: Basic, Translational, Clinical
Application Deadline: December 31, 2015 (All applicants are responsible for a $160 application fee.)
Amount: $75,000 total
Duration: 1-2 years
Start: July 1, 2016
AGA-Rome Foundation Functional GI and Motility Disorders Pilot Research Award

This research initiative grant for $50,000 for one year is offered to early stage and established investigators to support pilot research projects pertaining to functional GI and motility disorders. This award is jointly sponsored by the Rome Foundation and AGA.

Funding

Eligibility: Early career investigators
Research Type: Basic, Translational
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 (early stage and established investigators; AGA Membership is required at the time of application submission.)
Amount: $50,000
Duration: 1 year
Start: July 1, 2016
AGA-Elsevier Pilot Research Award

This research initiative grant for $25,000 for one year is offered to investigators to support pilot research projects in gastroenterology-or hepatology-related areas.

Funding

Eligibility: Established investigators
Research Type: Basic, Translational
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 (AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. )
Amount: $25,000
Duration: 1 year
Start: July 1, 2016
AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award

This research initiative grant for $25,000 for one year is offered to early stage and established investigators to support pilot research projects pertaining to the gut microbiome.

Funding

Eligibility: Established investigators
Research Type: Basic, Translational
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 (Established Investigators and Young Investigators; AGA membership is required at the time of application submission.)
Amount: $200,000/year
Duration: 1 year
Start: July 1, 2016
Freidrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

FARA accepts LOIs focusing on advancing understanding and/or treatment of the cardiac involvement in FA.

Funding

Eligibility: Any level
Research Type: Basic, Translational, Clinical
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016 (LOI deadline January 15, 2016; Application deadline March 1, 2016)
Amount: $150,000 per year
Duration: 1-2 years
Start: June 1, 2016