CAF Accepting Applications for 2018 Medical Research Fellowships and Grants


The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is accepting applications for medical research grants and fellowships in areas related to thalassaemia. The awards are in 3 categories:

1. Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassaemia (Deadline: January 15, 2018 for a letter of intent and February 5, 2018 for invited full applications).

The goal of this initiative is to support investigators from all disciplines and backgrounds (MD, RN, PhD, MPH, MSW or other disciplines) with their ongoing clinical projects to address one or more of the following areas impacting patients with thalassaemia, including but not limited to: cardiac issues and iron overload; fertility, pregnancy and family planning; quality of life, psycho-social impact and/or burden of disease. Funding: $40,000 per year.

2. Clinical Trials in Thalassaemia Cell and Gene Therapy (Deadline: February 5, 2018).

This initiative aims to support clinicians and researchers involved with clinical applications of cell and gene therapy as to advance a cure for thalassaemia. Both phase I (safety) and phase II (efficacy) trials are eligible for support. Funding: $60,000 per year.

3. Research Fellowships (Deadline: February 5, 2018).

This initiative accepts applications from junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows involved with basic and translational research towards the understanding and/or treatment of thalassaemia and/or a complication that is related to thalassaemia. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies of globin gene regulation, globin gene transfer and expression, fetal haemoglobin production, haematopoietic stem cell research, bone marrow transplantation, iron chelation and iron overload, endocrine and cardiac disorders in thalassaemia, and transfusion therapy and its complications.

More information: CAF announcement

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