American Society of Hematology

ASH Abstract Achievement Awards and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards

Each year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) offers the following merit-based awards to support select trainees with high-achieving annual meeting abstracts who are chosen to present their work at the ASH annual meeting. Trainees include those who fall within one of the following categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow (MD or PhD).

Abstract Achievement Awards

These $500 merit-based awards (formerly Travel Awards) are provided to trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts of which they are the first or senior author and presenter.

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards

These $2,000 awards are provided to trainees with the highest scoring abstract (in each trainee category) of which they are the first author; awardees also receive annual meeting travel reimbursement (coach airfare and two nights’ hotel accommodations).

The following individual awards are also part of the ASH Abstract Achievement Award program:

How to Apply

Please review the rules for ASH annual meeting abstract submission. During the online abstract submission process, applicants must check the appropriate box in the area marked "Abstract Achievement/Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award Applicants." Applicants must also include with their abstract submission a letter from their Training Program Director confirming status as a trainee.

For the individual awards that are also part of the Abstract Achievement Award program, please click the links above to view additional eligibility requirements and application instructions.

The ASH Abstract Achievement and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award application deadline is in early August, the same day as the annual meeting abstract submission deadline.

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Award Notification

Abstract Achievement Award and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award applicants will be notified by late October as to whether or not they have been selected for an award. A list of winners will also be posted online at that time.

Individuals who have not received notification by November 1 may contact awards@hematology.org for information regarding their award status.

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Corporate Support

The ASH Abstract Achievement Awards are supported in part by:

  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda Oncology

For information about supporting these awards, visit ASH's Corporate Support page or contact ASH Corporate Relations at development@hematology.org.

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