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Fund Your Research

Introductory image: Infographic - AAMDSIF Financial Impact

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.

2021 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 grantees.

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Letters of intent (LOIs) will be accepted from potential applicants. LOIs are due June 30, 2021 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 November 15, 2021, and must be submitted via the grant application portal proposalCENTRAL,

Important dates:

2021 Guidelines posted: May 1, 2021
Letters of Intent Open: May 15, 2021
Letters of Intent Due: June 30, 2021 
Applications Due: November 15, 2021
Notification of Award: December 1, 2021
Funding Begins: January 1, 2022 

We look forward to an exciting 2021 grant cycle. Questions may be directed to Alice Houk, Senior Director of Health Professional Programs at

Research Grant 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

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