The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) Is Proud to Announce Three Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) Research Grant Opportunities

Advocacy Groups | <b>International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) </b>

Learn more about the latest IWMF research initiatives.

IWMF-LLS STRATEGIC RESEARCH ROADMAP INITIATIVE: Established in 2015 when the IWMF partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to create a strategic initiative for WM research. We’ve issued an RFP yearly and are currently funding ten selected projects resulting from those RFP’s. The IWMF is well positioned to provide sustained funding to meritorious research proposals. Grant awards under the 2021 RFP are for a maximum of $200,000 per year for two years ($400,000 total) plus up to an additional 20% for indirect costs. Multi-institutional proposals are welcome.

ROBERT A. KYLE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD: Provides funding to support the career development of next-generation researchers for WM. The RFP for this award program recognizes the 50+ years of impactful contributions by Dr. Robert Kyle to the field of plasma cell disorders and WM. The IWMF will confer a research grant to a young investigator in the amount of $75,000 each year for a two (2)-year project, plus up to an additional 5% for indirect costs. A young investigator is defined as a junior faculty member (instructor or assistant professor) and/or postdoctoral fellow who has a focus in basic research in the field of B-cell or plasma cell malignancies for at least two (2) years. His or her program must have a teaching curriculum and mentoring with well-established investigators with a track record in the B-cell malignancy or plasma cell malignancy field.

IWMF RESEARCH SEED MONEY INITIATIVE: offers a way for investigators to develop pilot projects for better feasibility and directionality of their futureWM research. The IWMF Research Seed Money Initiative are 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. Under the terms of the RFP for the Research Seed Money Initiative, the IWMF will confer a research grant to an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Grant awards under the RFP are for a maximum of $75,000 for a one (1)-year project, plus up to an additional 20% for indirect costs.

For further information about the 2021 IWMF Research Grant Program RFP process please contact IWMF Finance Manager, Robin Tucker rtucker@iwmf.com.

Our deadline to receive project proposals is March 2, 2022, by 3:00 PM U.S. ET. We ask you to review the RFP proposal appropriate to your research situation, and we look forward to hearing from you.