For Academic Researchers:

Grant Opportunities





Senior Research Award March 18 Up to $ 200,000 for 2 years
Research Fellow Award April 22 Up to $ 75,000
BIA (Biotech Investment Award) n/a Up to $ 1,000,000 per award

The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making 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.

In order to streamline the application process and to accelerate funding, the MMRF uses a web-based submission system for its grant applications. Interested grant applicants must submit their applications online through proposalCENTRAL*.

You and/or your institution must first register and create a login name before submitting an application to the MMRF. To avoid being rushed at deadline time, the MMRF encourages applicants and their grants and contracts office to register and complete a professional profile in advance. You may register by visiting

* BIA (formerly LEAD) applications are not submitted through proposalCENTRAL - please contact Research Staff regarding submission for this program.

MMRF Research Grant Awards

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.

  •  Senior Research Awards: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) supports investigators with more than five years of experience in blood cancer research. The goal of this initiative is to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma and may include proposals in basic science, validation, or translation research. Proposals may request up to $100,000 per year for 2 years. 
        2014 Senior Research Award Guidelines (PDF)

  •  Research Fellow Awards: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is providing funding to researchers with less than five years experience (post graduate degree) and working under the supervision of a research sponsor. Proposals may request up to $75,000 for one year. 
        2014 Research Fellow Award Guidelines (PDF)

  •  Biotech Investment Awards: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for its Biotech Investment Award program (BIA). The goal of this initiative is to drive and accelerate the development of innovative and effective treatments for myeloma. This program is designed to: a) provide resources necessary for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to rapidly test therapeutics in multiple myeloma; and b) to foster collaboration with academic myeloma experts, as needed. BIA aims to remove barriers that limit the development of novel drugs for myeloma. This is a milestone-driven initiative. Payments will be made after successful completion of milestones as outlined in each applicant's proposal.  
        2012 BIA Program Guidelines (PDF)
        2012 BIA Application (PDF)
        2012 BIA Supporting Materials (ZIP)
        Not offered at this time