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Award Opportunities at ASH

September 26, 2022

October 2022

In need of funding to support upcoming research projects or looking to grow your knowledge and skills in hematology? As the world’s largest professional society of hematologists, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) provides numerous awards and training opportunities to support hematologists in all stages of their research and careers. Read on to see the current listing of open programs and upcoming application deadlines.

Awards for Medical Students, Graduate Students, and Residents

ASH offers both short- and long-term opportunities for aspiring hematologists in medical school, graduate school, or residency to conduct hematology research under the supervision and mentorship of an ASH member. Apply for one of the following awards for the chance to conduct hands-on research and jumpstart your career:

ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award (MHGA)

Ideal for graduate students from historically underrepresented minority groups in the U.S. and Canada. MHGA provides funding for students conducting research on hematology-focused projects and is open to doctoral students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school at the time of application.

Application deadline: January 17, 2023

ASH Graduate Hematology Award (AGHA)

Ideal for graduate students in the U.S. and Canada who are conducting research on hematology-​focused projects. AGHA is open to doctoral students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school at the time of application.

Application deadline: February 1, 2023

ASH Medical Student Physician-Scientist Award

Ideal for first-, second-, and third-year medical students who are looking to gain experience in hematology research under the mentorship of an ASH member and to learn more about the specialty.

Application deadline: February 1, 2023

ASH HONORS (Hematology Opportunities for the Next Generation of Research Scientists) Award

Ideal for first-, second-, and third-year medical students, as well as first- and second-year medical residents. Awardees can choose to conduct their research over a maximum of three months (during the summer) or over a span of three to 12 months.

Application deadline: February 15, 2023

For full information on how to apply for these awards, as well other award opportunities for hematology students and residents, please visit hematology.org/awards/medical-student.

Early-Career Investigator Awards

ASH’s career-enhancement awards aim to help hematology fellows, junior faculty, and senior research faculty secure the research funding and guidance needed to move their career forward. Check out the upcoming deadlines below and see if these awards could be a good fit for your career needs:

ASH Bridge Grant

Ideal for ASH members who applied for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project (R01) grant or equivalent and were scored but not funded. Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients’ research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation while they reapply.

Application deadline: November 1, 2022 (Application Cycle A)

ASH Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF)

Ideal for MD and MD-PhD researchers between their second and fifth year of fellow­ship. Recipients receive funding for a one-year period to guarantee protected time for clinical, basic, or translational research.

Application deadline: January 17, 2023

Additional information on ASH’s awards for early-​career hematologists and how to apply can be found at hematology.org/awards/career-enhancement-and-training.

Training Programs

ASH offers a multitude of training programs to provide early- and mid-career hematologists with deepened mentoring and educational opportunities for career development. Programs are available for hematologists based in the U.S. and internationally:

ASH Latin American Training Program (LATP)

Ideal for physicians, scientists, or hematology laboratory staff actively working in a hospital or research institution in a Latin American country. LATP participants receive funding for 12 weeks of training around a specific hematology priority area for their region.

Application deadline: December 16, 2022

ASH Visitor Training Program (VTP)

Ideal for hematologists or hematology-related health care professionals working in a hospital or a research institution in a low- or middle-income country, as defined by ASH. Designed to help build hematology capacity in these regions, VTP grants recipients up to 12 weeks of training on a specific topic or technique.

Application deadline: December 16, 2022

ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI)

Ideal for hematology fellows and junior faculty at academic medical centers. CRTI offers a broad education on clinical research methods, research collaborations, statistical analysis, and managing the demands of family and career.

Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline: January 6, 2023

For more information on ASH’s training programs for hematologists based in the U.S. and internationally, please visit hematology.org/awards/career-enhancement-and-training.

 

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