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Award Support Opportunities

ASH welcomes support for a number of awards. Companies interested in supporting any of these awards should contact [email protected].

Abstract Achievement Award

Each year the Society offers Abstract Achievement Awards to select individuals in conjunction with the ASH annual meeting. The Abstract Achievement Award program recognizes individuals who are both first author and presenter of their abstracts in five categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and post-doctoral fellows. Each award, in the amount of $500, is intended to assist individuals who are beginning careers in medicine or medical science. Without the financial assistance provided by these awards, many of these individuals would not be able to attend the ASH meeting to present their work. Support of these awards is greatly appreciated, well publicized, and instrumental in advancing the field of young hematologists conducting research.

ASH Bridge Grant

The Bridge Grant holds significant importance in the field of hematology as its goal is to help preserve the careers of talented member scientists. Since 2013, ASH has provided up to 30 one-year Bridge Grant awards annually to ASH members. In addition to sustaining research projects, the long-term goal of the award is to significantly contribute to recipient retention in hematology investigation strengthening the field of hematology. Recipients of the ASH Bridge Grant Award receive a total of $150,000. The Society requests a minimum contribution of $10,000 to the Bridge Grant Award Program, and encourages gifts of $50,000 or more to cover a significant portion of one award.

Minority Medical Student Award Program

One of ASH's newest programs, the MMSAP, is an eight- to 12-week research experience for students from the United States and Canada in their early medical school years. In addition, those who complete the initial research experience will have the option of participating in an additional hematology research experience in a subsequent year of medical school.

The establishment of this program illustrates the Society leadership's commitment to encouraging and supporting minorities to enter and remain in the field of hematology. With one full cycle of the program under our belt, we would like to extend this program as a support opportunity to the corporate community. The Society requests a minimum contribution of $10,000 to the MMSAP. 

Scholar Awards

The ASH Scholar Awards program is one of the top priorities of the Society, and the ASH Executive Committee is most grateful to those companies who are supporters of this program.

The award programs are one of the Society's top priorities and the priority-point system weighs heavily in favor of supporting them. If your company is interested in increasing their priority-point standing quickly, supporting these programs is one way to do so.

The Society holds an annual competition for the Scholar Awards. The program is designed to support hematologists who have chosen a career in research by providing partial salary or other support during that critical period required for completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator.

The awards are made possible through grants from the corporate community, individual ASH members, foundations, and operating funds committed by the Society. Awards are limited to a maximum of $100,000 for fellow scholars and $150,000 for junior faculty scholars over a two- to three-year period, with an annual maximum of $50,000 for fellows and $75,000 for junior faculty. The Society requests a minimum contribution of $10,000, and encourages companies to give a full $50,000 to support the equivalent of one award for one year.

As the Society's top priority, the priority-point system weighs heavily in favor of supporting the scholars program. If your company is interested in increasing their priority-point standing quickly, supporting this program is the best way to do so.

Translational Research Training in Hematology

The Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) provides junior researchers with a unique, year-long training and mentoring experience. The program is a joint effort of the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and is focused on helping early-career scientists build successful careers in hematologic translational research.