DKMS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of patients with blood cancer and blood disorders. With over 11.5 million registered donors, DKMS has succeeded in doing this more than 105,000 times to date by providing blood stem cell donations to those in need. DKMS is also heavily involved in the fields of medicine and science to continually improve the survival and recovery rate of patients. One important element of this is the promotion of young scientists.

2024 DKMS John Hansen Research Grant – the call for applications just started!

With this research grant, the foundation DKMS Stiftung Leben Spenden annually supports up to four international young scientists whose research focuses on blood stem cell transplantation and cell therapy for hematological diseases. Various aspects can be covered, including but not limited to: diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, transplant immunology, stem cell transplantation complications, donor selection, or cell manufacturing. The requirements include a doctorate (PhD, MD, or equivalent achievements) dating back no more than 10 years.

Each fellow will receive €240,000, paid out over a period of three years.

The application deadline is November 30, 2023.

All application modalities and further details about the John Hansen Research Grant can be found here. If you are interested in the press release, you can find it here. Applicants are also welcome to contact us by email with any questions: