The International Myeloma Foundation funds several research grants including the Brian D. Novis Research Award. These grants are provided through donations from private individuals, and are presented annually by the International Myeloma Foundation. These awards go to researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis. This year's awards will be $50,000 each for the junior grant and $80,000 for the senior grant.
The qualifications for a candidate for the Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award include the following:
- Completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no later than August 1 of the application year.
- Ability to devote a minimum of 50% of his or her time to the research project during the Award year.
- Ability to provide a completed application with evidence of a meritorious research project.
- Must complete and return application package to the IMF no later than Monday, August 1, 2016.
These awards are targeted to established investigators with a track record in myeloma or related disorders, and are designed for projects which represent a different focus, direction, or area of research from those in which they are currently funded. In most cases, these awards will be for pilot projects to obtain sufficient funding for larger applications from NIH or similar larger funding agencies.
The qualifications for a candidate for the Brian D. Novis Senior Research Award include the following:
- Ability to provide a completed application with evidence of a meritorious research project
- Must complete and return application package to the IMF no later than Monday, August 1, 2016