American Society of Hematology

ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

The application cycle is now open. The application deadline is January 15. Learn more.

Felicia Austin "The MMSAP gave me an opportunity to conduct research with very little experience. The mentorship received during the program is something that is not offered everywhere." Felicia M. Austin, 2015 MMSAP Participant

The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately, advance their careers. As part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative, the MMSAP aims to expand the program’s reach to the next generation of hematologists.

MMSAP Poster

Applicants must have a research mentor who is an ASH member in good standing and may choose from one of three project options with varying program benefits. The summer project option requires an eight- to 12-week commitment; the flexible project requires a commitment of approximately 320 to 480 hours over the course of a year; and the yearlong project requires participants to take a year off from school to engage in research full-time.

Key Dates

Application and Request a Mentor Form AvailableAugust 1, 2018
Request a Mentor DeadlineNovember 15, 2018
Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2019
Award NotificationMid-March 2019


For questions about the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program, please contact

For information about supporting the award, contact ASH Corporate Relations Coordinator Thelma Barnett at

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