HTRS Mentored Research Award (MRA)

The window to submit pre-proposals for the 2022 Mentored Research Award is closed. 

Pre-Proposals review is underway.

Invited Full Proposals are due Monday, November 21, 2022.

2023 HTRS MRA Request for Proposal (RFP)

2023 MRA Budget Form

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 or mentors. Since the program’s inception in 2007, HTRS has awarded nearly $9 million for 58 Mentored Research Awards.

The goals of the HTRS MRA Program are to:

  1. Increase the number of skilled physician-scientists in the U.S. medical workforce dedicated to long-term research careers in classical hematology
  2. 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
  3. 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

General Eligibility Requirements

  1. Eligible applicants must hold an MD, DO, MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.
  2. 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 and/or thrombosis (or an academic research career that will have a substantial component of, or overlap with hemostasis and/or thrombosis).
  3. U.S. or Canadian citizenship is not required to apply; however, award recipients must agree to live and work in the U.S. or Canada for the tenure of their MRA-funded project. J1 visa waiver applicants – even those in their first faculty positions – are encouraged to apply.     
  4. HTRS requires recipient institutions to protect no less than 20% of an awardee’s total time for the HTRS MRA Project.

If applicants are also eligible to apply for the Mid-Career Research Award (MCRA), HTRS strongly encourages application to the MRA before applying for the MCRA, especially if K-Award funding has not been received.


How to Apply

  • Submit applications on the HTRS Grant Application site
  • Applicants who have not already applied for an HTRS award on the grant application site should click on "Register" and create a new account with an email and password
  • The site allows you to save your work and return to it later
     

Questions should be directed to Jennifer Ziegler in the HTRS office at [email protected].

 Current HTRS Mentored Research Award Recipients

Diego Adrianzen Herrera, MD
Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Supported by a grant from Takeda

Brandi N. Reeves, MD
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Supported by a medical educational grant from CSL Behring

Jordan Schaefer, MD
University of Michigan
Supported by a grant from Takeda

David Svilar, MD 
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan
Supported by a medical educational grant from CSL Behring

 Previous HTRS Mentored Research Award Recipients

2021 

Marisol Betensky, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (JHACH)
Supported by a medical educational grant from Takeda

Deirdre Nolfi-Donegan, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Supported by a medical educational grant from Takeda

Karen L. Zimowski, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from CSL Behring

2020 

Clay T. Cohen, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Takeda

Ammon M. Fager, MD, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring

Konstantine Halkidis, MD, PhD
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme

Damon E. Houghton, MD, MSc
Mayo Clinic
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Takeda

2019 

Bhavya S. Doshi, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring

Julie A. Jaffray, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California
Supported by an independent medical education grant from Takeda

Allyson M. Pishko, MD, MSCE 
University of Pennsylvania, Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Program
Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme

Alec A. Schmaier, MD, PhD 
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Takeda

2018 

Shruti Chaturvedi, MBBS, MCSI 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire

Ang Li, MD
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle
Supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire

Ming Y. Lim, MB BChir, MA  
University of Utah
Supported by an educational grant from Bioverative: a Sanofi Company

Deepti M. Warad, MBBS 
Mayo Clinic
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk

Patricia E. Zerra, MD 
Emory University
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk

2017 

Maissaa Janbain, MD
Tulane University
Supported by an educational grant from Bioverativ

Oluwatoyosi (Toyosi) A. Onwuemene, MD, MS
Duke University
Supported by an educational grant from Shire

Sol Schulman, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring

 

Michelle Sholzberg, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC 
St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, University of Toronto
Supported by an educational grant from Shire

Angela C. Weyand, MD 
University of Michigan
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk

2016 

Glaivy M. Batsuli, MD

Joan D. Beckman, MD, PhD

Peter H. Cygan, MD 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Supported by a medical education grant from Bioverativ

Lindsey A. George, MD

Riten Kumar, MD, MSc 
Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University
Supported by a medical education grant from Biogen

Arash Mahajerin, MD, MSCr

2016 Mentored Research Awards supported by medical education grants from Bioverativ Therapeutics, CSL Behring, Novo Nordisk Inc., and Takeda.

2015 

Pavan K. Bendapudi, MD

Rachel S. Bercovitz, MD

Grace M. Lee, MD

Benjamin J. Samelson-Jones, MD

Anish V. Sharda, MBBS, MPH 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Supported by a medical education grant from Shire

2015 Mentored Research Awards support my medical education grants from Novo Nordisk Inc. and Takeda.

 

 Questions? 

 Contact Jennifer Ziegler, Director, Awards Programs and Career Development, [email protected].

 

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