The National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF), seeks research grant applications from any multidisciplinary team member within the federally funded hemophilia treatment center (HTC) network for innovative-investigator research (IIR) projects that demonstrate a commitment to the bleeding disorders community supporting NBDF's goal to develop outcomes-related data. Innovative projects that promote the development of novel technologies and/or therapies to advance the field of bleeding disorders research are especially encouraged.

Funding Amount: Up to $60,000 per grant for a period of 12-18 months.

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Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be associated with a federally funded HTC. All healthcare providers are eligible. Interdisciplinary applications are encouraged and strongly supported.

United States citizenship is not required, but applicants must be affiliated with or be faculty members of a federally funded HTC. Only non-commercial institutions and investigators associated with a non-commercial institution are eligible to apply for this award.

The NBDF's IIR grantee is expected to remain at their HTC (institution) for the duration of the project. Letters of support from appropriate officials (ex: candidate's HTC supervisor/leadership, department chair, and institution's financial grants/contracts officer) indicating the institution’s commitment to allow the candidate to focus his/her efforts on the stated research project will be required.


The application process for this award is currently closed. The next open cycle for applications will be announced at a later date. Please visit this site regularly for updates. 



Scope of Research

NBDF is interested in funding innovative research studies in the area of bleeding disorders. 

All IIR research proposals are subjected to a rigorous peer-review process. Applications will be reviewed on scientific merit and scored in terms of project significance, scientific approach, innovation, investigator qualifications, and institutional environment.


All interested candidates can request an application by emailing Joynita Willis, Research Grants Administrator at jwillis@hemophilia.orgApplications that are incomplete or do not arrive by the deadline will not be accepted.

Applications will be evaluated by a select NBDF Research Review Committee based upon the received applications. The Committee will make recommendations to NBDF where the final decision will be determined.


Inquiries for this application cycle, please contact Joynita Willis at  All other inquiries regarding this or any other of NBDF's research grant programs can be addressed to Samantha Carlson, LMSW, Senior Manager of Research Programs & Partnerships at