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Judith Graham Pool Fellowships | NHF Postdoctoral Research

Last updated: Dec 29, 2020

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The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is pleased to invite applications for the Judith Graham Pool Fellowship Programmes. The awards are open to any scholars from any national who are willing to undertake postdoctoral research in bleeding disorders – related subject. All of the related expenses will be covered with this fellowship.

Fellowship Description
NHF’s premier research fellowship program is named in honor of Dr. Judith Graham Pool. Established by NHF in 1972, the Judith Graham Pool (JGP) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships have provided a long legacy of support for basic science and pre-clinical research in bleeding disorders. In 1965, Dr. Pool discovered a method of extracting clotting factor from human plasma to formulate cryoprecipitate. This breakthrough opened the door to a series of research developments that would revolutionize treatment for hemophilia and ultimately lead to its management through recombinant replacement factor and current extended half-life therapies.

Award Value
The Judith Graham Pool Fellowships cover all of the expenses as follow:

  • Salary and fringe benefits for the fellow.
  • Equipment and supply expenses necessary to fulfill the project’s specific aims. (Also, if purchased solely with NHF funds, equipment should reside with the project for which it wasfunded.)
  • Equipment expenses may not exceed $3,000 in any given year.
  • Travel expenses

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in the permissible proposal topics include pre-clinical or basic science research on the biochemical, genetic or hematologic aspects of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or other inherited bleeding disorder. Other topics might include focus on hepatitis/liver disease, HIV/AIDS, joint disease/orthopedics, women’s health, or other therapeutic modalities pertaining to bleeding disorders.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Candidates for the JGP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship must have completed doctoral training and apply for the JGP fellowship award from a doctoral, postdoctoral, internship or residency training program. Individuals with more than six years of experience since completing doctoral training are not eligible to apply.  Established investigators or faculty members are also not eligible.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but prospective candidates must be affiliated with a U.S.-based organization (such as a university, college, hospital, government agency and/or lab). Only investigators associated with a non-commercial institution will be eligible for NHF grant funding.
  • The JGP fellowship recipient will be expected to spend at least 80% of their working time on the funded research project. The remaining 20% may be devoted to teaching and/or other clinical/research work at their institution.  The JGP award recipient and his/her mentor(s) are expected to remain with their institution for the duration of the project being funded. Letters of support signed by appropriate officials of the institution will be required as part of the application.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Please download and complete the application form at the website link below.

Submission Deadline
February 8, 2021

Website and Application Link


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