American Society of Hematology


Roger Belizaire "Ultimately, I would like my research to improve patient care; at this point, identifying effective, targeted therapies in myeloid disease is the primary goal. The ASH-AMFDP Award not only provides funding to help me achieve this goal, but it also provides support from an outstanding community of scientists and clinicians." Roger Belizaire, MD, PhD, 2017 ASH-AMFDP Award Recipient

The shortage of minority scholars in the field of hematology is an issue that affects not only hematologists, but the medical community at large. In order to help increase the number of underrepresented minority scholars from the field with academic and research appointments, ASH has partnered with the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on the ASH-AMFDP Award.

The ASH-AMFDP Award offers four years of postdoctoral research support to historically disadvantaged physicians who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar backgrounds. The award includes an annual stipend of up to $75,000, an annual grant of $30,000 to support research activities, the support of a National Advisory Committee mentor, complimentary ASH membership, and a stipend to support attendance at both the ASH and AMFDP annual meetings for the four years of the award.

This award is part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative.

Key Dates

Application AvailableFebruary 2020
Application DeadlineMarch 2020
InterviewsJuly 2020 (Chicago)

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