American Society of Hematology

ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

The 2020 application cycle is now closed.

Elizabeth De Jesus "Without prior exposure, I am not sure I would have considered benign pediatric hematology this early in my career. I cannot thank ASH enough for the amazing opportunities and for the growth and development of my career." Elizabeth De Jesus, 2018 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, 2019
Request a Mentor DeadlineNovember 15, 2019
Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2020
Award NotificationMid-March 2020


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

For information about supporting the award, contact the Corporate Relations team at or 202-776-0544.

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