HERO Research Grant

The HERO Research Grant aims to support projects involving research on the psychosocial issues and challenges faced by people living with haemophilia.

The 2017 cycle of the HERO Research Grant is open for applications.


• Letter of intent deadline: 5 May 2017
• Comments returned to applicants: 12 June 2017
• Full application deadline: 1 August 2017
• Announcement of HERO Research Grant 2016 winning projects: Mid-October 2017


Who can apply?

To apply for a HERO Research Grant, you should be a health care professional (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, or psychologist) who provides care for people with haemophilia. Alternatively, you might be a social worker or similar professional who either provides or has expertise in psychosocial support for people with haemophilia. Please note that only applicants from not-for-profit organisations will be considered.

Applicants from any country are welcome.


What topics are encouraged?

Topics that will be considered for funding include, but are not restricted to:

1. The effect of comprehensive haemophilia care on joint outcomes
2. The physical burden of haemophilia, with a specific focus on the challenge of pain
3. The psychological burden of haemophilia and access to appropriate professionals
4. Employment and career life-cycle advice for people with haemophilia and their families

Further information: About the HERO Research Grant, Eligibility and topics, and How to apply