American Society of Hematology

ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program

The 2020 application cycle is now closed.

Elisa Quiroz "I have participated in the ASH MMSAP and MRHAP since my first year of medical school. As I near the end of my residency program, I can say with certainty that I would not have accomplished what I have today without this program. The ASH MRI has given me access to hematologists at the top of their field who are truly invested in my success." Elisa K. Quiroz, 2017 and 2018 MRHAP Participant

The ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) provides hematology research support for underrepresented minority residents in the United States and Canada. Through the MRHAP, which is part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative, trainees are matched with and receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately, advance their careers. Learn more about the program benefits.

MRHAP Poster

Individuals from the following groups are encouraged to apply:

  • Medical residents, including Minority Medical Student Award Program alumni who are enrolled in an internal medicine, pathology, or pediatric residency program.
  • Resident physicians who have applied to or matched early into a hematology-oncology fellowship program.

Please note that applicants must have a research mentor who is an ASH member in good standing and must be within the first two years of a residency program.

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 Resident Hematology Award Program or requests for additional information, please contact

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

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