Research Grants

Research Grants

The leading funder of multiple myeloma research

As the leading funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has supported more than 350 research grants at over 135 institutions worldwide. The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs. We remain committed to supporting researchers who have more than five years experience in blood cancer research as well as attracting younger scientists to enter the myeloma research field to build the next generation of scientific leaders.

Grant Opportunities:

Significant advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and molecular biology involved in multiple myeloma have identified numerous putative molecular targets for therapeutic intervention. The MMRF welcomes proposals on any and all multiple myeloma related topics to the traditional Research Grant Award programs. Applications are accepted from non-profit institutions and universities in the United States and internationally. Program guidelines and applications are available approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the submission deadline.

Senior Research Awards:

We will not be offering Senior Research Awards in 2016.

Research Fellow Awards:

For researchers who hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree at the post-doctorate, clinical fellow or assistant professor levels who are beginning studies in the multiple myeloma field under the supervision of a research mentor or sponsor. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for one year. Application deadline: April 26, 2016 at 5PM EST

2016 Research Fellows applicant guidelines.

  • 2015 MMRF Grant Awardees

    The MMRF Senior Awards fund cutting-edge basic science and pre-clinical research focused on accelerating the development of novel treatments.

    The 2015 Senior Awards recipients are:

    Nizar Bahlis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Esteban Ballestar, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Alan Lichtenstein, Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    Robert Orlowski, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Center Center, Houston, TX
    Fenghuang Zhan, The University of Iowa, Iowa, IA

    The MMRF Research Fellow Award supports innovative research conducted by talented young investigators working under the supervision of a senior research mentor. The 2015 Research Fellow Award recipients are: TBD

  • 2014 MMRF Grant Awardees

    The MMRF Senior Awards fund cutting-edge basic science and pre-clinical research focused on accelerating the development of novel treatments.

    The 2014 Senior Awards recipients are:

    Qing Yi, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Kari Hemminki, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
    David Toczyski, University of California- San Francisco (UCSF)
    Stephen Nutt, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
    Mike Chapman, The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    The MMRF Research Fellow Award supports innovative research conducted by talented young investigators working under the supervision of a senior research mentor. The 2014 Research Fellow Award recipients are:

    Kim Chan Chung, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Jens Lohr, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    John Simmons, National Cancer Institute
    Eric Smith, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Mohit Verma, The Jackson Laboratory