DKMS offers scholarships for blood cancer research

30 September 2015

The DKMS Mechtild Harf Research Programme funded by DKMS Stiftung Leben Spenden began awarding the annual DKMS Mechtild Harf Research Grant to two young scientists in 2015. These scholarships focus on clinical studies and fundamental research. The call for applications is particularly open to all applicants worldwide, as the DKMS German Bone Marrow Donor Center understands it`s work as part of an international effort.

Financial support of up to € 80,000 per year is provided for a maximum of three years. The first scholarship term for this current call of applications begins on July1st, 2016. The application period starts on October 1st 2015 and ends January 31st, 2016.

Applicants for the DKMS Mechtild Harf Research Programme must have completed their doctoral studies (M.D., Ph.D., Dr. med. or equivalent qualification) in one of the areas relevant to the scholarship. They must be working at an academic research institute on haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) or cellular treatment for haematological neoplasias (oncology).

The call for proposals and granting of these scholarships is in keeping with the scientific focus of the DKMS, which aims to foster innovative methods for continual improvement in the outcomes for stem cell transplant patients. In 2015 the scholarships were awarded to Jarrod Dudakov (PhD), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Luca Vago (M.D., Ph.D.), Fondazione Centro San Raffaele.

Further information and application forms are available for downloading here.