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Apply for CRTI in Asia-Pacific

The new ASH CRTI in Asia-Pacific is a highly interactive, two-day workshop composed of didactic sessions, small group breakouts, one-on-one mentoring and opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring. The didactic session will focus on observational trial design and helping participants to design and execute an observational study in their context. The subject of the workshop will change each year and will be dictated by preferences expressed by CRTI in Asia-Pacific graduates.

Key Dates

Applications Open August 1, 2022
Applications Close September 30, 2022
CRTI-APAC Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam March 7-8, 2023
Trainee Day March 9, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application, the applicant must:

  • Be a clinician (medical doctor, nurse, psychologist, etc.) with a clinical practice in benign or malignant hematology.
    • A clinical practice exclusively in solid tumors is not appropriate.
    • Research interests focused exclusively on laboratory-based research are not appropriate.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Be a fellow or have a current faculty appointment within 15 years from the first faculty appointment in a division or department of hematology or oncology in Asia-Pacific.
  • Be a physician from a country in the following regions: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

Application Process

The CRTI in Asia-Pacific application, as well as all supporting documents outlined below, must be submitted electronically through the ASH Awards Portal.

All applications must include the following:

  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages), which should include the applicant’s complete contact information, description of the applicant’s present faculty position (including title of the position and major responsibilities), prior training in clinical research (if any), publications, list of trainees the applicant has mentored and their current position (if any), and any other relevant information specific to the applicant’s career in clinical research. The CV must clearly distinguish between peer-reviewed publications from abstracts presented at conferences.
  • Applicant’s research question and a few sentences about the proposed project (a complete protocol is not required to apply or be accepted to CRTI in Asia-Pacific).
  • Applicant’s goals for attendance (one to two paragraphs). The applicant should state how attendance at CRTI Asia-Pacific will enhance his/her career.

Any submission that does not follow the application requirements, is not formatted correctly, is lacking information, has incorrect information, or is lacking required documents may be deemed ineligible and may not be reviewed by the study section. There will be no appeals or consideration for further review once an application has been determined to be ineligible.

Selection Criteria

All eligible applications will be reviewed by a study section, and the top 15-20 qualified candidates will be selected to attend.

The selection criteria include:

  1. Meet application eligibility requirements.
  2. Demonstrate the potential to develop and sustain an investigator-initiated clinical research career in hematology. This will be adjudicated based upon the CV and goals for attendance.

Award Terms and Conditions

Selected participants must agree to attend the full day of the workshop. Those selected will be responsible for making arrangements with their institution to attend the CRTI Asia-Pacific program.


For questions regarding the Clinical Research Training Institute in Asia-Pacific, please contact the ASH Training Department at [email protected].

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