Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program
The Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program is one of the largest and most coveted grants in the field of transplantation. The grant supports the research endeavors of scientists and clinicians early in their careers. Its goal is to launch these young investigators on a life-long journey to discover solutions to potentially lethal post-transplant complications such as infection or graft-versus-host disease.
The emphasis on early support attracts new talent to the field and encourages the researchers to focus on these complications throughout their careers. Amy Scholars receive a maximum of $240,000 divided over three years from the Be The Match Foundation®. This crucial funding enables the researchers to continue with their projects consistently without having to stop and apply for further financial support.
At this time, applications for the Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program for 2015 are closed.
2015 Requirements and Conditions of the Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program
- The research proposal must address issues arising after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
- Proposals must describe clinical investigations. Clinical investigations include observational human research, prospective interventional clinical trials in humans, and ancillary laboratory studies performed in conjunction with a human prospective clinical trial.
- Two awards will be made for a maximum of $240,000 in support over three years. Payments will be made in segments; upon receipt of grant, at six month reporting milestones and upon receipt of final report.
- Applicants must have received a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) within the past twelve years (January 1, 2003 or later) in a field pertinent to the award. If credentials for eligibility are uncertain, please contact Roberta King. Applicants must hold a position in an approved U.S. facility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or foreign citizens holding a valid U.S. visa.
- The Awards Committee will select two scholars for the funding period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018. Awardees will be announced during the 2015 BMT Tandem Meetings (ASBMT and CIBMTR) in San Diego, California, February 11-15, 2015.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2015.
The program was established in 1997 to honor the memory of Amy Strelzer Manasevit. A vibrant young mother of two, Amy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1993. After receiving a successful marrow transplant, she succumbed to pneumonia and passed away six weeks after returning home. Manasevit’s family and friends partnered with Be The Match Foundation and the NMDP to establish the research program in the hope they could prevent other families from losing their loved ones.
To date, Be The Match Foundation has supported 25 scholars and 13 post-doctoral fellows. The Amy Scholars were initially awarded more than $6 million and have leveraged their research to secure an additional $35 million in research funding.
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