Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program
The Amy Strelzer Manasevit Research Program for the Study of Post-Transplant Complications (Amy Research Program) is one of the largest and most coveted grants in the field of transplantation and cellular therapy. 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 life-threatening post-transplant or post-cellular therapy complications such as infection, relapse 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 $400,000 divided over five 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.
Please note: The grant program is closed for 2020. We anticipate the 2021 RFP will be released in September 2020.
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 NMDP/Be The Match 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 41 scholars and 13 post-doctoral fellows. The Amy Scholars were collectively awarded just under $9 million and have leveraged their Amy research to secure an additional $110 million in research funding.
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