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ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program

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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.

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 Available August 2023
Application Deadline January 16, 2024
Award Notification Early-April 2024


For questions about the ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program, please contact [email protected].

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

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