Awards

The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program demonstrates Bayer's commitment to the bleeding disorders community and to advancing the state of the art of hemophilia care.

As Award decisions are taken by the independent Grants Review and Awards Committee and based on an applicant’s merit and eligibility, all decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Special Project Award

This awards category will not be funded during the 2017/2018 awards cycle

Outcomes Research

This awards category will not be funded during the 2017/2018 awards cycle

Early Career Investigator Award

This award will fund salary support and research funds for a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a mentored basic and/or clinical research project in the bleeding disorders field. The applicant would be expected to dedicate a significant amount of time to the project. Examples of topics for research projects that might be considered for these awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical studies
  • Properties and delivery of clotting factor proteins
  • Assays and models
  • Genetics and epidemiology
  • Molecular aspects and mechanisms of clotting factor inhibitor formation.

The criteria by which applications will be judged include:

The Early Career Investigator Award will provide funding of US$65,000 for one year. Part of the Award may fund salary support. The candidate must spend at least 25% of his/her time on the project in order to request salary support.

Fellowship Project Award

This award is intended to facilitate the development of clinical and research expertise in the field of hemophilia for applicants who have completed medical training and have an interest in pursuing a career as a hemophilia clinician. The award will support a mentored physician for up to two years, who will be expected to undertake both a research project as well as clinical training.

The criteria by which applications will be judged include:

  • Merit of applicant and approach
  • Design and rationale of research project
  • Design and rationale of the proposed clinical training program.
  • Potential for successful development of the applicant as a clinical expert in the treatment of hemophilia
  • Mentor and learning environment.
  • Commitment of applicant and mentor to hemophilia

Fellowship Project awards will provide funding of up to US$70,000 for one year. One award will be granted for the 2017/2018 cycle.

Caregiver Award

This award recognizes the essential role of caregivers and allied health care professionals in the care of patients with hemophilia. It is designed to support their role by promoting education, training and other activities in the field of hemophilia. This may include, but is not limited to, the development of educational experiences (for patients, other caregivers and/or the applicant), counseling initiatives, seminars/symposia, written and electronic materials, websites and other communication tools and services.

The criteria by which applications will be judged include:

  • Clarity of rationale and objectives
  • Strength of plan, including project’s objective and how these will be measured
  • Importance and potential impact of project
  • Plans for dissemination of project’s findings

The duration of the award is one year. One award of US$15,000 will be made for the 2017/2018 cycle. Part of the Award may fund salary support. The candidate must spend at least 25% of his or her time on the project in order to request salary support.

Eligibility

Early Career Investigator Award

The applicant should have an entry-level academic or clinical appointment within his or her institution. This award is open to applicants with a medical degree and/or PhD. Applicants should have earned their terminal degree within the previous 10 years. Special dispensation may be considered for extenuating circumstances such as maternity leave, military duty, sickness, etc.

Fellowship Project Award

The applicant should have earned his/her medical degree within the previous eight years. The applicant may not have received previous funding from this award category.

Caregiver Award

Requests for these grants must come from caregivers and allied health care professionals involved in the care of patients with hemophilia. These may include nurses and nurse practitioners, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists, genetic counselors, social workers, laboratory personnel, clinical dieticians, dentists and dental hygienists, among others. The Award is not designed for medically qualified hematologists who treat patients with bleeding disorders, or administrators.