The National Blood Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Blood Banks, has announced the availability of funding in 2018 for scientific research projects related to transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
NBF will award grants for investigator-initiated original research focused on any aspect of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, or patient blood management. Grants will support one- or two-year research projects with a maximum award of $75,000.
Awards will not be made to increase the funding available for currently funded research projects. NBF grants are intended to provide seed funding that allows the principal investigator to enhance his/her preliminary data so that is useful in applying for bigger grants.
An application fee of $160 must accompany the application unless the primary investigator is an AABB individual member,
To be eligible, an applicant must be a doctor (MD or PhD), medical technologist, or transfusion medicine or cellular therapies professional. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.
See the NBF website for complete program guidelines, information about past award recipients, and application instructions.