American Society of Hematology

ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award

The application cycle is now open. The deadline to apply is January 15. Learn more.

The ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award provides an opportunity for first-, second-, and third-year medical students to gain experience in hematology research under the mentorship of an ASH member and to learn more about the specialty. Awardees must agree to spend more than 80 percent of their time during the immersive, year-long project conducting laboratory, translational, or clinical hematology research.

The award provides $42,000 of funding for a one-year period, which includes $32,000 to support the trainee, $4,000 for research supplies, $4,000 for insurance and educational expenses (including one course), and $2,000 for meeting attendance (including the ASH annual meeting).

At the ASH annual meeting, award recipients attend an orientation breakfast with members of the ASH Committee on Training and Trainee Council who are available to discuss specific areas of research and to provide recommendations on annual meeting sessions, events, abstracts, and/or posters related to the awardees’ areas of interest. Awardees are also invited to attend the Career Development Reception on Monday evening.

Key Dates

Application AvailableAugust 1, 2018
Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2019
Award NotificationMarch 2019
Award ActivationJuly 1, 2019


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