HTRS Student Research Award (SRA)

The application cycle for this award is closed.

Watch for an announcement about the 2024 HTRS Student Research Award in late 2023.

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Award Overview

The HTRS Student Research Award (SRA) comprises an 8–10 week program aimed at introducing medical, PhD, MD/PhD, and PharmD students to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting the students’ work on targeted research projects focused on hemostasis and thrombosis. Proposed projects may be lab-based, clinical, or epidemiologic in design. The experience includes collaboration with a research mentor, a $5,000 stipend, and a $2,000 travel allowance to present at a 2022/2023 scientific meeting. Sponsoring lab/organization receives a $1,000 stipend.

As part of the Student Research Award Program, students are paired with research mentors.  Mentor responsibilities include assisting the applicant with the development of a research project plan and then, if the applicant is successful, overseeing the research project and providing career guidance and support.  Mentors/labs receive a $1,000 stipend

Application Deadline

March 16, 2023

2023 SRA

Submission Portal

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to hemostasis and thrombosis research by supporting short-term, targeted research projects
  • Provide students with mentorship and career development opportunities, including practice in developing a research proposal, working in a lab or clinical setting, and presenting the results of their work to other hemostasis and thrombosis professionals at a national meeting, preferably the HTRS Biennial Scientific Symposium

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be medical students or graduate students enrolled in a PhD or MD/PhD program with at least one more year in their program to complete the award
  • Applicants are required to activate their free HTRS Student Level Membership no later than the application deadline of Friday, March 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to be eligible for an award

How to Apply

Step 1: Identify and Connect with a Mentor
Applicants must collaborate with an experienced research mentor who is a current member of HTRS at the time of application. Applicants may select a mentor at their own schools or at another location in the U.S. or Canada. If an applicant is interested in applying for the HTRS SRA Program but does not have a research mentor, HTRS may be able to help identify a mentor. Applicants looking for a mentor should email [email protected] stating their desired research location and area of interest, and HTRS will help match the applicant with an appropriate mentor within their research focus.

Step 2: Develop a Research Project Description
Applicants must meet with their mentors in person or electronically to identify a specific, hypothesis-based research project that can be completed in 8-to-10 weeks. Applicants must be able to describe the purpose and aims of their proposed project in their own words. For complete Application preparation and submission instructions, see pages 6-7 of the RFA.

Step 3: Apply Online in the HTRS Submission Portal
Applicants must complete the 2023 HTRS Student Research Award application. Applicants are required to upload a one-page curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, a letter of recommendation from their proposed research mentor, a document outlining their research experience to date, a personal statement, and a project description.

Mentors Wanted

If you are willing to serve as a mentor for future awards cycles, please email Jennifer Ziegler, [email protected] and include your research area (platelets, coagulation & fibrinolysis, vascular biology, thrombotic or hemorrhagic disorders) and whether your focus is clinical, basic, translational, epidemiology or public health.  To learn more about mentor eligibility and responsibilities, please see the Request for Applications.

2022 Student Research Award Recipients

HTRS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Student Research Award.

Dylan T. Bertovich
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Mentor: Pavan K. Bendapudi, MD
Project Title: "Characterization of the Binding Interaction Between Factor XII and Integrin αIIbβ3." 

Samuel A.P. Short
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Mentor:  Mary Cushman, MD MSc
Project Title: "Improving Stroke Risk Prediction in Atrial Fibrillation: Refinement of CHA2DS2-VASc Score with Novel Biomarkers of Stroke Risk."

Yakun “Queena” Zhao, MS
University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Mentor:  Jordan Shavit, MD, PhD, University of Michigan 
Project Title: "Assessment of putative thrombomodulin risk variants for thrombosis using a zebrafish model."

 Previous HTRS Student Research Award Recipients


J. Cameron Barton
Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine

Madelaine Duarte
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Amelia Wilhelm
University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program

Elizabeth York
Emory University




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