The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation in West Bloomfield, Michigan, is dedicated to transforming lives in profoundly positive ways through grants focused on health, youth and animal welfare.
The foundation's MDS Research Fund (MDSRF) seeks to advance the understanding and treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and related blood disorders and expands the foundation’s investments in support of cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical MDS research with the potential to establish future standards of care and, ultimately, a cure.
The foundation will consider proposals in two categories from individuals at university, college, hospital, or laboratory institutions for support of research in MDS or related disorders:
Early Career Awards of up to $125,000 per year over two years will be awarded to eligible investigators who are less than five years from completion of their fellowship training or postdoctoral program and/or have not previously been awarded an RO1 grant or its equivalent.
Established Investigator Awards of up to $250,000 per year over two years will be awarded to eligible investigators who are five or more years from completion of their fellowship training or postdoctoral program, or to applicants who have previously received an Early Career Award from the foundation or an RO1 grant or its equivalent.
Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from 501(c)(3) institutions must be received no later than Friday, March 30, (5:00 pm EDT). The LOI must be submitted via the online MDS grant application on the Dresner Foundation website. Applications will be reviewed by an advisory board with expertise in MDS, and calls for proposals will be announced on the foundation’s website.
See the Dresner Foundation website for eligibility criteria, types of funding support, restrictions, and application guidelines.