All NBDF nursing grant and fellowship applications are subjected to a rigorous peer review process. Applications are critiqued on scientific merit and relevance to NBDF research priorities. Applications are reviewed and scored in terms of significance, approach, innovation, investigator, and environment. A volunteer group of scientific and lay leaders reviews applications received. The NBDF Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) and the NBDF board of directors grant final funding approval.

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The purpose of the NBDF Nursing Fellowship is to provide support for clinicians who demonstrate a commitment to the bleeding disorders community supporting NBDF's goal to develop outcome related data.  The Excellence Fellowship Grants seek applications from any of the three main disciplines of treatment centers. 

Collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers and/or between 2 or more hemophilia centers is accepted and encouraged. Collaboration efforts may include, for example, social work, physical therapy, and genetics. It thus may be possible for a hemophilia center team to apply jointly for two or more of the nursing, social work and physical therapy excellence fellowships as a cooperative project or research endeavor. Additionally, regional applications will be considered.

Current topics of interest include but are not limited to, the development of clinical pathways, measurable outcomes in bleeding disorders care, service utilization, epidemiology, and patient and community education tools. Other topics include rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, psychosocial issues, women's health in bleeding disorders, liver disease in clients with bleeding disorders and HIV/AIDS. The objectives of the fellowship are to improve the delivery of care and expand the knowledge of nursing science surrounding bleeding disorders.


Each year, one new research fellowship of up to $15,000 will be awarded.


NBDF is now accepting Letters of Intent for the Nursing Excellence Award.

Starting in 2024, NBDF is only accepting proposals for research through Altum/Proposal Central.

Click the link below to create an account. Search "National Bleeding Disorders Foundation" and click Apply Now next to the program you are applying for. 

Instructions will be emailed with submission requirements and instructions.

Letters of intent are due May 6 at 11:59PM Eastern.

Applications due June 3 at 11:59PM Eastern.

Awards will be announced no later than July 31 at 11:59PM Eastern.

Submit Your Letter of Intent


Multidisciplinary applications are welcomed. If a multidisciplinary project is sought, you are encouraged to indicate in the letter of intent and in the application how the project would proceed if only one Fellowship is awarded.


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