EvansMDS Young Investigator Award offers $125K per year for up to three years, including 8% for indirect costs, to develop the next generation of research leaders, committed to the study of the biology, pathogenesis, and treatment of MDS. The goal of this funding opportunity is to facilitate the transition and promote the entry of new investigators into the field, under the mentorship of an established investigator. Eligible applicants must be “early career” (within 8 years of completing their MD, PhD or MD-PhD), holding a non-tenure track position at a university, hospital or other 501(c)3 organization. Notably, applicants should generally not hold the title of Assistant Professor and cannot hold the title of Associate Professor or Professor, nor have been or be the PI on any government or privately funded research grant, except an NIH training grant or similar.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2019

Discovery Research Grants 2019 provides two-year grants of $400K with the possibility of costed extension for a third year to funding to support established independent investigators, conducting basic, translational or aspects of clinical research directly applicable to the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of MDS. Priority will be given to projects that directly examine key features of MDS rather than general concepts in leukemia, hematopoiesis, aging or immunology. LETTER OF INTENT: JANUARY 31, 2019; FULL SUBMISSION: EARLY APRIL