In recent years we have witnessed substantial progress in basic biomedical research and subsequent clinical management of Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM). To achieve the Vision Statement of the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF), to “support everyone affected by WM to improve patient outcomes while advancing the search for a cure,” the IWMF is pleased to offer research grants in five categories:

IWMF-LLS STRATEGIC RESEARCH ROAD MAP INITIATIVE This Request for Proposals continues our commitment to search for a cure and identifies the five focus areas in basic biomedical research where we are seeking research project proposals.

ROBERT A. KYLE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD Under the terms of the Request for Proposals for the Robert A. Kyle Career Development Award, the IWMF will confer research grants to young investigators in the amount of up to $75,000 each year for a two-year project, plus up to an additional 5% for indirect costs.

IWMF RESEARCH SEED MONEY INITIATIVE The grant awards under the IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative is intended to give investigators around the world the chance to define objectives and test pilot hypotheses in preparation for larger grant applications through the IWMF/LLS Strategic Research Roadmap Initiative. Request for Proposals

IWMF-LLS ENHANCED RESEARCH ROADMAP INITIATIVE This initiative is basically the same as the IWMF-LLS Strategic Research RoadMap Initiative with a twist. This proposal will be funded at an aggregate of up to $1.5 million (including indirect costs) and can be up to 2 to 4 years duration. Request for Proposals

IWMF-LLS COMPANION INITIATIVE RFP A companion project is when a basic science project is used as an adjunct in a clinical trial. It must use our five pillars as mentioned above. The IWMF encourages proposals that are clinic-facing, including collaborative or correlative projects linked to clinical trials. Request for Proposals

Please click here for the grant application


Deadline to receive project proposals is January 17, 2024, by 3:00 PM U.S. ET. Please contact IWMF Finance Manager, Robin Tucker rtucker@iwmf.com with questions about the 2023 IWMF Research Grant Program RFP process. Please share the RFP document with any of your colleagues who may also be interested in the IWMF-LLS Strategic Research Roadmap Initiative, the Robert A. Kyle Career Development Award, the IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative, the Enhanced Research Roadmap Initiative, and the Companion Initiative. We will entertain multiple proposals from each researcher.


Tom Hoffmann, MD, FACS, AACP Vice-Chair, Research, IWMF