American Society of Hematology

ASH Abstract Achievement Awards and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards

Each year, the American Society of Hematology offers merit-based awards in the amount of $500 to trainees with high-scoring annual meeting abstracts. Abstract Achievement Awards (formerly Travel Awards) are intended for those trainees who are chosen to present an abstract, of which they are the first or senior author and presenter, at the ASH annual meeting.

Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards (formerly Merit Awards) are provided to abstract presenters with the highest scoring abstracts of which they are the first author in each of the following categories: undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and post-doctoral fellow (MD or PhD). In addition to the $2,000 honorarium, Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award winners receive annual meeting travel reimbursement (coach airfare and two nights’ hotel accommodations).

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

View the 2016 Abstract Achievement Award recipients.

Application Process

Award applicants may review the rules for abstract submission. During the online abstract submission process, applicants must check the appropriate box in the area marked "Abstract Achievement/Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award Applicants." All applicants must also include with their abstract submission a letter from their Training Program Director confirming status as a trainee.back to top


The deadline to apply for the ASH Abstract Achievement and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards is the same as the annual meeting abstract submission deadline in early August. back to top


Abstract Achievement Award and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award applicants will be notified as to whether or not they will receive an award by late October. A list of winners will also be posted to the ASH website at that time. Individuals who have not received notification by November 1 may contact ASH headquarters for information regarding their award status.back to top

Corporate Support

  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Takeda Oncology

Visit ASH's Corporate Support page for more information on support for the Abstract Achievement and Outstanding Abstract Achievement Awards.

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