American Society of Hematology

ASH Research Training Award for Fellows

The 2020 application cycle is now open. The application deadline is January 15, 2020.

ASH has moved to a new awards system that is attached to our member database. Please ensure that your information is up-to-date and correct, as we will email you from the primary email address in the database. You can sign in to update your information here.

Note: If you are an applicant and have been affected by the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, please contact us at for special consideration regarding the January 15th application deadline.

The ASH Research Training Award for Fellows (RTAF) is designed to encourage junior researchers in hematology, hematology/oncology, and other hematology-related training programs to pursue careers in academic hematology.

The RTAF is open to both MD and MD-PhD researchers between their second and fifth year of fellowship. The award provides each recipient with $70,000 for a one-year period to guarantee protected time for clinical, basic, or translational research. Additionally, funding is available each year for up to four RTAF recipients to apply for a second year of support.

The funds give fellows in training more time to generate sufficient expertise to be competitive when applying for other awards, such as the ASH Scholar Award, which targets applicants with more extensive research experience and a record of past research success (e.g., publications). Awardees also receive $1,000 the year after their award to support attendance at the ASH annual meeting.

Key Dates

Application AvailableAugust 2019
Application DeadlineJanuary 15, 2020
Finalists Interviewed in Washington, DCMarch 2020
Award NotificationApril 2020
Award ActivationJuly 2020


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