Medical Professionals

Grants and Sponsorships

bluebird bio may provide sponsorship funding and/or educational grants to third-party institutions or organizations to support programs and activities designed to educate healthcare professionals, and the scientific community, about diseases and their treatment options.

  • Educational grants
    • Grant requests will be considered for a variety of educational activities including online courses, live presentations and enduring print and digital materials designed to educate healthcare professionals and the broader scientific community about rare genetic diseases and their treatment. Higher priority will be given to grant requests for educational programs or activities that are accredited by an independent medical education provider (eg, ACCME).
    • All programs supported by an educational grant are for educational purposes only and do not promote bluebird bio or its products. Development and implementation of educational content occurs independently of bluebird.
    • Grant requests are awarded at the sole discretion of bluebird bio and are not based on the status of the requestor as a customer of bluebird bio.
  • Sponsorship of medical congresses/meetings
    • bluebird bio may choose to sponsor select medical congresses and meetings that help advance awareness and understanding of hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy, hemoglobinopathies and adrenoleukodystrophy

For more information on funding opportunities and required documentation please email:

Sponsored Medical Research

bluebird bio is committed to furthering our scientific and clinical understanding of severe genetic and rare diseases.  Through our Investigator-Sponsored Study (ISS) program and through Sponsored Research Agreements, bluebird bio may provide funding to facilitate studies to advance the fields of gene therapy and the understanding of hemoglobinopathies, adrenoleukodystrophy, and related severe genetic diseases.

Proposed studies must be of scientific merit, must address legitimate medical or scientific questions, and must be well designed to be considered for funding.

To be considered for funding, a research proposal must meet the following criteria:

  • The proposed study should be relevant to the therapeutic area, of sound scientific merit, feasible, and cost effective.
  • Applicants and other personnel involved in the study must possess the appropriate credentials, education, experience, and training to properly conduct the research.
  • Applications from investigators who have been debarred or disqualified by the United States Food and Drug Administration, or who have been disciplined by a professional licensing body will not be considered.
  • The applicant must have the ability and resources (including personnel and equipment) to successfully conduct the research.
  • Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate relevant experience through conduct of prior research projects and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information or to discuss the potential for bluebird bio to sponsor research, please contact