EHA Research Grants

Applications for RG2022 round are now closed. The new call  will open on 01 September

EHA Research Grants support talented junior researchers in advancing their career, e.g. towards becoming the leader of a research group.

If you have ambition for advancing your career and you have the support of your department and institute, welcome to the homepage for EHA Research Grants!

Please note that the EHA Research Grants are intended for basic and translational lab-based research in hematology. Purely clinical research projects will not be eligible, nor projects in health economics or other non-lab-based research. An exception can be the translational part of a clinical trial, although it must be relevant and novel.

Applicants may be of any nationality, but the home or host institute must be an academic research center or proven equivalent, and one of them must be in located in Europe.

At the time of application, the applicant should be a member of EHA or EHA Guest.

Which category of EHA Research Grants is for me?

Junior Research Grant: €50.000 - per year, for 3 years

Advanced Research Grant: €80.000 - per year, for 3 years

Physician Scientist Research Grant: €80.000 - per year, for 3 years

EHA’s Policy on life Events & Eligibility 

  • For each child/pregnancy, a mother can add 18 months to the time since graduation and a father can add 3 months.  
  • Other life events, e.g., military service, disease or lab closure can also extend the period of eligibility but must be justified at the time of application.  

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact the EHA Grants Manager at before submitting an application.  

How can the grant be used?  

  • Personnel costs (applicant or other research staff, such as a post doc or research assistant, bioinformatician etc that are working directly on the project);  
  • Lab Consumables 
  • Small equipment (if properly justified);  
  • Other miscellaneous expenses such as publication of the project results;  
  • Mandatory: Max €2000 for attendance of EHA congress for each year of your grant during the project year (includes travel, registration, accommodation) 
  • Mandatory: Max € 2000 for final project financial audit costs.  

What is not supported via this grant? 

  • Overhead costs  
  • Excessive travel costs, other than to the EHA Congress as indicated above.   

More details can be found in the Guidelines for the EHA Research Grant application.  

IMPORTANT! If your project is in hemoglobinopathies, be sure to select the Topic-in-Focus version of your category! EHA has earmarked 2 grants for research in Hemoglobinopathies, with a focus on Sickle Cell Disease. 

EHA’s Fellowships & Grants Committeeselects the winners, with the help of external reviewers and the support of the EHA office. 

For any remaining questions regarding the funding scheme or the process, please contact the Talent Accelerator department at 

Research Grants process explained

Applying, reviewing and selection process explained in detail.

Research Grants Guide

Open the Step-by-step Guide for detailed information on eligibility, the application process and what to expect as a winner.

Terms & conditions

Read the fine print carefully before applying for an EHA Research Grant.

EHA policy on double awarding

Read this if you are applying for more than one EHA opportunity.

EHA’s Fellowships & Grants Committee selects the winners, with the help of external reviewers and the support of the EHA office. For any remaining questions regarding the funding scheme or the process, please contact the talent accelerator department at