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ASH Abstract Achievement Awards and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards

Each year, the ѻý (ASH) offers the following merit-based awards to support select trainees with high-achieving annual meeting abstracts who are chosen to present their work at the ASH annual meeting. Trainees include those who fall within one of the following categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow (MD or PhD). The benefits vary by award. 

Abstract Achievement Awards

Historically, 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 in order to defray travel expenses to the annual meeting.

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards

These $2,000 awards are provided to trainees with the highest scoring abstract (in each trainee category) of which they are the first author and presenter. Awardees also receive annual meeting travel reimbursement* (coach airfare and two nights’ hotel accommodations) in addition to the award.

*Travel reimbursement is contingent on presenting in person at the annual meeting.

The following individual awards are also part of the ASH Abstract Achievement Award program:

How to Apply

Please review the rules for ASH annual meeting abstract submission. To be considered, individuals must meet specific eligibility criteria for the desired award and fall within (and select their trainee level from) one of the following trainee categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, or postdoctoral fellow (MD or PhD).

Applicants must check the appropriate box in the area marked "Abstract Achievement/ Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award Applicants" during the online abstract submission process. Applicants must also include with their abstract submission a letter from their Training Program Director confirming status as a trainee.

For the individual awards that are also part of the Abstract Achievement Award program, please click the links above to view additional eligibility requirements and application instructions. The ASH Abstract Achievement and Outstanding Abstract Achievement  Award application deadline is in early August.

Award Notification

Abstract Achievement Award and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award applicants will be notified by late October as to whether or not they have been selected for an award. A list of winners will also be posted online at that time.

Individuals who have not received notification by November 1 may contact [email protected] for information regarding their award status.