On the occasion of World Science Day, DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, invites young researchers to apply for one of the four scholarships awarded by the DKMS Foundation for Giving Life through its John Hansen Research Grant program.
John A. Hansen, for whom the program is named, dedicated his life’s work to the causes and the fight against Graft-versus-Host-Disease. Hansen was an oncologist and immunogeneticist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where his achievements in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation contributed significantly to increasing the efficacy and safety of blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants, giving numerous patients a second chance at life.
Each of the four recipients of a Hansen grant will receive approximately $266,000 over a period of three years. The research should be in the field of stem cell therapy and have the goal of sustainably and effectively supporting and advancing the fight against blood cancer. Various aspects may be covered, including but not restricted to transplant immunology, stem cell donation, cell manufacturing, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree that was awarded within the past eight years.
Applications are due by January 8, 2020.
For further information, see the John Hansen Research Grant website.