Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Awards [American Society for Hematology, ASH]

July 31, 2020
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is committed to its mission of advancing the field of hematology by maintaining a forum to exchange knowledge and information throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for hematologists worldwide.

Despite the pandemic, the Society is continuing to support much needed education and training for our members around the world. In fact, rather than decreasing the number of grants or total dollars awarded during the coronavirus crisis, ASH has steadfastly maintained funding for all awards and grants for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

The Minority Graduate Student Abstract Achievement Award (MGSAAA) provides awardees with a stipend of $1,500 to present their abstract at the ASH annual meeting, where they will hear the latest advances in hematology research and interact with ASH leadership, senior researchers, and fellow minority students and researchers in the field. Those selected will also receive complimentary online subscriptions to Blood and The Hematologist during their remaining graduate school years.

Please share this award with PhD and/or graduate students who may be eligible to apply. Students eligible for this award must be currently enrolled in a PhD program, be conducting research under the direction of an ASH member, and self-identify as underrepresented minority individuals in health-related sciences in the United States or Canada.

While ASH is moving forward with preparations for an in-person meeting in San Diego, California, we are simultaneously planning for an option to attend virtually, regardless of the status of the in-person format. Candidates must apply for MGSAAA by August 10. They must also submit their abstracts to the 2020 ASH Annual Meeting by the August 4 deadline to be considered for this award.