Hematology Helping Hands Discovery Grant 2013 - 2014

The Hematology Helping Hands Fund was established at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center by private philanthropists to provide patient care support and research funding for translational research in hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. Toward that end, we are soliciting grant applications for discovery grant funding. Two discovery grants will be awarded through this process.

The scope of this grant is to fund scientists and/or clinical investigators with a focus on hematological malignancies or marrow failure syndromes or stem cell transplantation immunology using human samples. The projects should aim to identify novel prognostic biomarkers (e.g. cellular, genetic), that helps understand mechanisms of resistance, relapse in hematological malignancies; pathogenesis of marrow failure syndromes or help understand transplantation biology/immunology (e.g. Graft-versus-host disease). Projects involving a collaborative effort between a clinical investigator and laboratory based scientist are encouraged. Involvement of junior faculty and trainees in the projects is encouraged.

These funds are designed to provide seed money to generate preliminary data in anticipation of subsequent grant applications.

Funds are available to all faculties from all schools at Vanderbilt University. Individual allocations are limited to a maximum of $35,000. The earliest possible start date for this funding cycle will be July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014.

Please submit the below application form. The proposal should not exceed 5 pages. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 17, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. The awards will be announced on May 31, 2013.

For further information please contact Brandon Fox at 936-3592 or brandon.fox@vanderbilt.edu.

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