Mentored Research Award (MRA) Program

Funding Agency:
Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Research Society

The 2020 HTRS Mentored Research Award (MRA) Program provides financial support for qualified fellows or junior attending/junior faculty (MDs or DOs) 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 $7.2 million for 46 Mentored Research Awards.

The goals of the HTRS MRA Program are to:

  • Combat the shortage of skilled academic physician-researchers in benign hematology in North America by providing funding, mentorship, and career development support to early stage physician-scientists pursuing academic research careers in benign hematology (or areas of medicine with a major component of benign hematology).
  • Advance the science underlying the clinical management of hemostasis and thrombosis disorders by supporting new research to improve the health and well being of people living with these disorders.

Deadline for Pre-proposals: July 29, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must hold an MD or DO and be either:

A fellow: a. In an ACGME-accredited hematology fellowship training program in the U.S. or the equivalent in Canada OR b. In an equivalent non-hematology fellowship training program with a substantial involvement in the disciplines of hemostasis and/or thrombosis 

or

A junior faculty member or junior attending at an academic institution: a. Within seven years of completion of an ACGME-accredited hematology fellowship training program or the equivalent in Canada as of July 1, 2020 OR b. Within seven years of completion of an equivalent non-hematology fellowship training program with substantial involvement in the disciplines of hemostasis and/or thrombosis as of July 1, 2020

Amount

$162,000

Amount Description

The grant period for research projects funded through the 2020 MRA Program is two academic years, from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. (The administrative program cycle for the 2020 MRA Program is July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.) The maximum MRA for 2020 is $162,000 USD ($81,000 per year for two years). This includes a maximum of $150,000 for direct research project costs ($75,000 per year) plus an additional maximum of $12,000 (8% of $150,000 or $6,000 per year) for recipient institution management costs or indirect costs.

An applicant’s two-year MRA project budget, including institutional management costs/indirect costs of up to $12,000, may not exceed a grand total of $162,000 USD. It is in the awardee’s best interest if the budget total expenses are as close as possible to $162,000 USD so that the total grant award is used.

Funding Type

Award
Grant

Eligibility

Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

July 29, 2019