The Global Research Award Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Awards Committee, provides consideration on various aspects of the Global Research Award, such as the administration, evaluation (including review of awardee progress), exploration of program refinements, and conduct of the Letter of Intent Review and Study Section.
The Global Research Award Subcommittee is comprised of members representative of the various geographic regions of the world served by the award (e.g., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia). The membership of the subcommittee includes:
- 2 Co-Chairs (current members of Awards Committee nominated by Chair of Awards Committee)
- 1 Liaison from International Members Committee – term congruent with service on parent committee
- At least 6 additional members who are past or current members of International Members Committee
Members of the Global Research Award Subcommittee serve 2-year terms (unless otherwise indicated) with the option for an additional term. They are expected to attend two in-person meetings (typically in June in conjunction with the EHA Annual Congress and in December in conjunction with the ASH annual meeting), participate in conference calls, and communicate via email as necessary.
Global Research Award Study Section
The voting members of the Global Research Award Subcommittee (i.e. appointed members and liaisons but not ex-officio members or representatives) serve as the Global Research Award Study Section. The study section reviews applications, provides critiques and/or feedback as appropriate, and makes recommendations for recipients of the Global Research Award. The Awards Committee oversees the work of the study section and makes funding recommendations to the ASH Executive Committee, which serves as the ultimate arbiter for questions from the study section related to eligibility.
ASH study section members should have a broad knowledge of the field of hematology in order to adequately contribute to deliberations regarding applicants. Composition is determined by the study section chair based on the following considerations:
· the relevant pool of applicants/nominees;
· the self-declared subject matter expertise of the volunteers;
· volunteer eligibility; and
· study section diversity (i.e. gender, institution, geography, race and ethnicity).
As needed, ad hoc reviewers (individuals from the approved list of ASH members eligible to serve on an ASH study section) serve on the Global Research Award Study Section.
Study section members are required to adhere to deadlines, follow review instructions, and handle tasks via the Society’s online award system. The study section review culminates in a discussion that may be in-person at ASH Headquarters or via conference call. Study section members are required to participate in the discussion, adhering to the ASH Conflict of Interest Policy and relevant procedures. Commitments for the Global Research Award Study Section generally occur twice a year: for the Letter of Intent (September to December) and for the applications phase (April to June).