HMTF Pilot Award Program for Myelodysplastic Syndrome Research

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
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Brief Description

While relatively short in duration, pilot awards represent a class of grants providing seed money to test novel, ground-breaking ideas and generate preliminary data typically needed for support through conventional grant mechanisms. The new 2024 HMTF Pilot Award provides $100,000.00 over one-year with the goal of exploring untested strategies and disruptive new ideas. These one-year proof-of-concept studies represent new and conceptually innovative ideas that can include high-risk/high-reward projects and encourage collaborative efforts that bring in new concepts, technologies and strategies from other fields. Research must be non-incremental and not extensions of current lines of study. If successful, the data from these pilot studies will generate critical preliminary data and serve as an onramp for their continued pursuit through more conventional grant opportunities.

Grant Cycle and Fund Use:

One-year, $100,000 (2 x $50K) awards will run between December 1, 2024 – November 30, 2025. Indirect costs will NOT be covered by this award.

Funds may be used for personnel salaries, supplies, small equipment, and/or research-related services only. Funds may not be applied to research costs covered by other sources. Funds up to $2500 may be allocated to attend and present results at relevant in-person scientific meetings.