Process Development Grant

The AABB Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new Process Development Grant, which will provide funding to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of blood- and biotherapies-related processes and operations in donor and patient care settings.

The AABB Foundation encourages professionals in the blood and biotherapies community to apply for the 2024 grant cycle. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1, 2024.

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Funding Amount

Up to $100,000 is available from the AABB Foundation for a one-year project through the Process Development Grant.

Focus Areas

The Process Development Grant supports improvements to business operations through the development, implementation, and outcomes analysis of innovative processes, techniques or technologies. Proposals that offer potential for widespread dissemination and adoption for the field will receive priority.

Examples of eligible focus areas include:

  • Models to streamline operations, maximize financial performance, and improve decision-making
  • Strategy and frameworks for optimizing donor engagement, retention, or management
  • Research in new diagnostic tools or optimized, existing diagnostic tools
  • Process validation to optimize quality, potency or safety
  • Pilot clinical studies or IND-enabling studies

General Applicant Criteria

Applications are accepted from the US and internationally and applicants at any career level are welcome to apply.

An applicant must be a doctor (MD or PhD), medical technologist, transfusion medicine or biotherapies professional. Additionally, they must be affiliated with an institution that will serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. We particularly welcome applications from individuals associated with AABB-accredited facilities.

Grant Timeline

Application openJuly 1, 2024
Application closeDecember 1, 2024
Funding notificationDecember 2024
Project beginsJanuary 2025
Interim report dueJuly 2025
Final report dueMarch 2026

Interested individuals who have reviewed the AABB Foundation grant and application guidelines and have additional questions about this funding opportunity are invited to contact for guidance. While the AABB Foundation is not able to provide feedback on proposal drafts, we are happy to answer questions by email.