Resources for PhDs
ASH is committed to supporting the participation of basic science-trained investigators in hematologic research and in promoting their participation in the Society’s activities. Below, please find resources, awards, and opportunities for committee and leadership positions for basic scientists involved in hematology-focused research.
The Society encourages members to self-nominate or recommend a colleague for one or more of the various leadership and committee service roles. All nominations must be submitted online using the ASH nominations submission system.
ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award
This award provides funding for students from historically underrepresented minority groups to pursue a career in academic hematology. It is open to doctoral students in their first, second, or third year of graduate school at the time of application.
ASH Abstract Achievement Awards and Outstanding 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.
ASH-EHA Translation Research Training in Hematology
This training and mentoring program, which kicks off with a week-long course in Europe, helps junior researchers build successful careers in hematologic translational research.
ASH Latin American Training Program
This program helps build hematology capacity in Latin America by providing funding for hematologists or hematology-related health care professionals to receive 12 weeks of training on a specific priority area for the region.
ASH Minority Hematology Fellow Award
This award encourages early-career MD/DO, PhD, and MD/DO-PhD researchers from historically unrepresented minority groups to pursue a career in academic hematology.
ASH Scholar Award
This award provides fellows and junior faculty with partial salary or other research support during that critical period required for completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator.
ASH Bridge Grant
This award provides funding for investigators who submitted a hematology-related NIH R01 grant in the past 18 months and whose proposals were scored but denied funding.
ASH Global Research Award
This award was designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration.
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Research and Resources
The ASH Journal Club is a new series that will highlight seminal papers in hematology published in Blood or Blood Advances and will feature a manuscript author as part of the engagement. Join us for the first installment of the series on June 16th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss "Modeling and targeting of erythroleukemia by hematopoietic genome editing," published in Blood on March 25, 2021. The discussion will feature a special guest and lead author of the paper, Ilaria Iacobucci, PhD, from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.
Agenda for Hematology Research
The ASH Agenda for Hematology Research serves as a roadmap for the prioritization of research support across the hematology community, including recommendations for dedicated resources from funding agencies and foundations that will equip researchers today and in the future to make truly practice-changing discoveries.
COVID-19 Research Agenda for Hematology
Developed in response to the emergence of hematologic complications from COVID-19 infection, this agenda addresses fundamental questions of critical importance to researchers, physicians, and patients.
COVID-19 and Postdoc FAQs
Review frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and it's impact on Postdocs.