Mentored Research Award (MRA) Program

Funding Agency:
Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Research Society

The HTRS Mentored Research Award (MRA) Program provides grants for qualified fellows or junior attending/junior faculty (MDs, DOs, MBBSs or the equivalent ) pursuing clinical, translational, or basic science research projects in hemostasis and/or thrombosis under the guidance of an experienced mentor. Since the program’s inception in 2007, HTRS has awarded nearly $8 million for 50 Mentored Research Awards.

The goals of the HTRS MRA Program are to:

  • Increase the number of skilled physician-scientists in the U.S. medical workforce dedicated to long-term research careers in benign hematology
  • Support innovative research by pairing talented young physician-scientists with experienced mentors, many of whom are recognized leaders in U.S. clinical and/or basic science research in hemostasis and thrombosis
  • Provide trainees and junior faculty an accessible “on-ramp” into the NIH research pipeline by funding initial research programs that can spark and support K-award applications

Deadline for Pre-proposals: Aug. 13, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must hold an MD, DO, MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree. 

Only applicants and mentors employed by academic, non-commercial institutions are eligible. Applicants must declare their intent to pursue an academic research career in hemostasis or thrombosis (or an academic research career that will have a substantial component of, or overlap with, hemostasis and/or thrombosis



Amount Description

MRAs of $162,000 USD will be distributed by HTRS to the successful applicant’s institution in three payments: 1. The first payment of $81,000 USD (50% of the award) will be issued after full execution of the legal grant agreement contract between HTRS, the awardee, and the recipient institution. 2. The second payment of $64,800 USD (40% of the award) will be issued after HTRS approves a formal 12- month progress report describing research conducted during the first year of the project period. 3. The third payment of $16,200 USD (10% of the award) is contingent upon approval by HTRS of a final, 24-month report upon completion of the project period.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

August 13, 2021