THSNA Mentoring Award Competition 2024

THSNA Mentoring Award Overview:

THSNA is excited to announce that is now accepting applications for a 2024 THSNA Mentoring Award competition. This award program provides financial support (up to $3,500 per award) for a mentee from the US, Canada or Mexico to travel and receive intensive mentorship for one week with a pre-selected mentor at a facility anywhere in the US, Canada, or Mexico. Award funds are anticipated to cover hotel/housing, meals (limited to 75 USD per day), air (lowest economy fare) or land transportation, and essential incidental expenses. Receipts will be required to receive the award. Please note the Transportation Reimbursement Policy - Reimbursement for one round-trip, non-refundable, non-upgradable, coach class airline ticket including the following conditions: Tickets in excess of 600 USD require pre-approval. Up to 200 USD reimbursement for ground transportation.

The specific number of awards that will be available this year will be determined by the funds made available from a combination of allocated gifts from THSNA pharmaceutical partners and Summit Sponsors.

Awards will fall into the following categories:

  • Nursing
  • Laboratory technologist/specialist
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD researcher
  • Physician investigator, clinical, translational, or basic
  • Patient advocate

This is a competitive award where the applicant’s merits will be judged from the applicant essay, the mentor’s letter of commitment and institutional or supervisor letter of support. The THSNA Mentoring Committee will select the award winners. Details of each award and recipient will be posted on the THSNA website. Awardees will be required to provide a report on the skills and knowledge they learned and discuss how they will continue to build upon these over the next few months to years after their mentoring week. There will also be an opportunity for the awardees to present their work at an upcoming THSNA Summit.

Application Outline:

Applicants will be asked to:

  • Confirm they are a member of any of the 13 THSNA organizations, or in the case of THSNA organizations without individual memberships, a trainee or employee of an organization with a THSNA membership or has established an affiliation to a THSNA organization involved in patient advocacy prior to submitting their application.
  • Confirm their proposed mentor is a member of, or in the case of THSNA organizations without individual memberships, works for an organization with a THSNA membership or is affiliated with a THSNA organization involved in patient advocacy.
  • Upload a CV (PDF or Word doc) that confirms that the applicant is within 7 years of completion of all formal training; Applicants beyond 7 years are eligible if seeking support from the award program to learn a new skill.
  • Upload an essay outlining the goals, objectives and plans for their one-week intensive mentorship experience. This document should also include a background narrative about the applicant, and their personal or career goals relevant to the hemostasis and thrombosis community, and their commitment to the fields of hemostasis and/or thrombosis (maximum 5 pages, double spaced as a PDF or Word doc)
  • Upload a commitment letter from the proposed mentor (PDF or Word doc). It should indicate that the mentor has reviewed the applicant’s essay that describes the mentorship experience goals, objectives and plans.
  • Upload a letter of support from the applicant’s institution or program (PDF or Word doc)

The structure of each one-week experience will be determined jointly by the mentee and mentor, but is expected to include:

  1. clinical, laboratory and/or advocacy experiences (where applicable),
  2. attendance at relevant conferences and laboratory or research group meetings, and
  3. meeting with the mentor to set up plans for further mentorship (where applicable and where desired), such as co-authoring a review article, development of a project, study or trial and/or a new patient advocacy initiative.

At the time of the application, the applicant (mentee) will have pre-arranged to work with a specific mentor in his or her field, or in a relevant complementary field, and that person will have provided a letter agreeing to be mentor for this time period. If a mentee is unable to identify an appropriate mentor, the THSNA Mentoring Committee may be able to offer suggestions on whom to contact, if consulted well in advance of the submission deadline.

Award Guidelines:

Please view the award guidelines here.

Corporate Sponsors

The following companies have provided support for this program in the form of unrestricted educational grants.

This program is supported by Bayer US.

Member Organization Sponsors

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