Grants to be awarded in 2013 are in Geriatrics and Senior Health, Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, and Hematology
The MMAAP Foundation invites the submission of applications in the areas of Geriatrics, Dermatology, and Hematology, which will be referred to committees of independent Chinese experts. These Chinese committees will select three applications in each category for evaluation by United States panels of independent experts or in the case of Dermatology grants to the Medical Advisory Committee of American Skin Association for final selection. Awards will be made to outstanding not-for-profit, medical and scientific institutions in the United States and China to support research and education. The MMAAP Foundation will provide the sole support for these initiatives.
One Research Fellowship and one Translational Project will be awarded in each of these areas: Geriatrics, Dermatology and Hematology. The first is a one-year Research Fellowship for promising investigators in clinical or basic research to spend in the United States at a distinguished partner institution. Individuals selected must have documented research experience. The second award is a Translational Project which has the potential to affect care in China that can be demonstrated to have a measurable effect on health within 2 years. In order to qualify for funding, Chinese applicants must have demonstrated ability in clinical research. Both awards require the applicants to have command of English in order to successfully collaborate with partnering institutions.
An explicit goal for these awards is to create concrete advances in world health and to produce mutually beneficial partnerships that will facilitate the development of long term relationships between academic institutions in the US and China, as well as greater Asia.