The ASBMT New Investigator Award in designed to encourage clinical or laboratory research by young investigators in the BMT field. The award is $30,000 per year, typically for two years, and is preferably to be used to support the investigator’s salary for his or her research effort. Alternatively, the award may be used for direct support of research costs.
To be eligible for consideration for a New Investigator Award, the applicant must be a physician (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent) or hold a Ph.D. or international equivalent.
By the award start date of July 1, 2019, the applicant must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training. For applicants who are full-time junior faculty (Instructor, Asst. Professor, or equivalent) at an academic institution, that appointment or promotion must have occurred on, or after, July 1, 2016 (i.e., no more than three years before the award start date of July 1, 2019).
Grant applications from candidates with existing career development awards (such as K23, K08, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow/Special Fellow or any others of this type) will not be considered, nor will applications from candidates with independent, nonmentored peer-reviewed funding (such as R01, P01 or comparable). Institutional startup funds for junior faculty are not considered peer-reviewed or extramural.
An applicant may submit only one application per cycle. Applicants with other funding that overlaps an approved application’s scope of work must choose one or the other; they may not keep both. This applies up to and through the duration of the funded project.
Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to be ASBMT members. An applicant must have a sponsor who is an ASBMT member. This sponsor serves as a mentor for the applicant’s research and career development.
Applicants are required to submit the New Investigator Award application, a curriculum vitae that adheres to the NIH Biographical Sketch format, a list of other support that also adheres to the NIH format, a letter of recommendation from the applicant's sponsor/mentor (two pages maximum) and a description of the proposed research (five pages maximum).