Since 1995, the ASH Trainee Research Awards have supported more than 700 undergraduates, medical students, and residents from the United States, Mexico, and Canada with $4,000 for research support and a $1,000 travel award to the Society’s annual meeting.
The award is intended to give trainees the funds to work on hematology projects in laboratory research or clinical investigation in order to expose them to both hematology and research early in their careers and to inspire them to pursue research in hematology as part of their future training.
Each awardee’s project must be conducted with a mentor at an institution that has an accredited hematology course or hematology fellowship training program. The institution must also have a hematology course director or fellowship training program director in hematology or a hematology-related area.
In 2010, 43 medical students, residents, and undergraduates were given the opportunity to conduct research on blood and blood-related diseases through this program. They have also been given the resources to attend the ASH annual meeting, providing them with the opportunity to meet other researchers as well as to hear the latest scientific developments in the specialty.
Applications for 2011 are due March 16, 2011. For more information, visit www.hematology.org/tra.
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