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Hans Messner New Investigator Award 2019

Hans Messner dedicated himself to fostering excellence in blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) in Canada. Dr. Messner was a passionate, groundbreaking leader whose work has saved lives and improved health care for Canadians and for the citizens of the world.

Dr. Messner's mentorship of Canadian BMT researchers has resulted in a flourishing program that is internationally recognized. His advocacy for a national transplant network resulted in the founding of the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group.

Dr. Messner's brilliance as a clinician and scientist cannot be understated. This is evidenced by his hundreds of publications in national and international scientific journals, being the recipient of numerous awards and academic appointments. He is often recognized by his peers not only for his early achievements but also for later work where he focused on the late effects and survivorship issues that face patients and families after BMT. His landmark presentation at the recent CBMTG 2018 meeting of the first 1,000 transplants in Canada has set a very high bar for our community for years to come.

Hans Messner New Investigator Award

The CBMTG launched the Hans Messner New Investigator Award in 2018 at the Annual Conference. Our goal is to ensure that Hans’ legacy of ground breaking science, clinical care.
and research is fostered throughout our membership.

The Hans Messner New Investigator Award provides funds for eligible individuals to undertake research on topics that will have a relevance to blood and marrow transplantation. The primary aim of the grant program is to promote pilot and/or feasibility studies. Projects which require augmented funding or bridge financing may also be considered. The grant is for a maximum of CAD$30,000 depending on the nature and budget of the project. The grant is offered in 2019 to honour Dr. Hans Messner and his contributions to blood and marrow transplant community.

Who May Apply

Eligibility criteria for the CBMTG New Investigator Award are:

  • The primary investigator of the grant is health care professional employed at an accredited transplant program in Canada within 3 years of practice or
    a postdoctoral fellow.
  • Priority will be given to proposals where:
    • A Trainee in a Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Training Program


Applications for the New Investigator Award must be received by February 1, 2019.

How to Submit a Proposal

The proposal should be submitted in via email to the CBMTG Head Office at by February 1, 2019.

Full Award Guidelines and Instructions for submitting proposals can be found in the Application Form.

*UPDATE (January 30, 2019): Please submit a biosketch or CV in the appendices of your application.

To download a copy of the Application Form, please click here.


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact:

CBMTG Head Office
T: 604-874-4944

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