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  ASHG Annual Awards
  ASHG McKusick Leadership Award
  ASHG Trainee Research Awards
  C.W. Cotterman Awards
  ASHG/FASEB Minority Travel Award Program

ASHG Annual Awards


The following prestigious awards are presented annually.



For descriptions of these Awards and for a list of past recipients, please see the Awards Overview.




ASHG/FASEB Underrepresented Scientist Travel Awards Program

Deadline Extended to: Friday, August 15, 2014


The ASHG/FASEB-MARC Program will sponsor the ASHG 2014 Underrepresented Scientist Travel Awards to help support the participation of faculty/mentors, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities in the United States. Full-time faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups at majority institutions are also eligible to apply for these travel awards. The travel awards will provide up to $1,850 in funding for travel-related expenses and meeting registration to each award recipient (in the form of reimbursement after the meeting). 


Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award Application

Faculty/Student Travel Award Application


Criteria: Applicants must (1) submit an abstract to the ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting by the June 4, 2014 deadline; (2) be a member of ASHG for at least two years; (3) register for the ASHG 2014 meeting by August 1; (4) be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident with legal status; (5) be from a minority institution or historically black college or university OR be an underrepresented minority faculty member, student, or postdoctoral fellow from a majority institution.


If you meet the criteria requirements listed above, you are eligible to apply for these awards. The travel awards are supported by a federal training grant from the NIGMS/NIH (T36-GM08059-32).  


For questions, email:



C.W. Cotterman Awards


Each September, the editorial board of The American Journal of Human Genetics selects two articles that best represent outstanding contributions to the field of genetics. The two awards are presented for the best papers published in AJHG during the previous year on which the first author was either a pre- or postdoctoral trainee and is an ASHG member. The awards will be presented at the ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting with a monetary award of $1000 and a plaque. Past winners are listed on the ASHG website.   



ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research

The deadline to apply was June 4. Applications are currently under review by the ASHG Awards Committee and will be announced in August.


ASHG provides merit-based research awards for trainees (predoctoral and postdoctoral, including genetic counseling trainees) on the basis of submitted, competitive abstracts presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Criteria: Nominees must: (1) be an ASHG member and not more than six years in postdoctoral training; (2) be the first author on a submitted abstract (to be considered, trainees must check the appropriate box when submitting their abstract); (3) supply the name and email address of a nominator/mentor (the nominator must be able to verify the trainee’s work). [Note: Trainee Award applications will be evaluated only after nomination by a mentor. Trainees may not nominate themselves.]

Review and Selection: During the review process, all abstracts will be scored by the Program Committee. Semifinalists (approximately 60 awards) will receive complimentary meeting registration plus $750. Finalists (approximately 18) will receive an additional $250 and will have their platform or poster presentations reviewed on-site by the Awards Committee to determine the winners. Winners (three predoc and three postdoc) will receive an additional $1,000.

Notification: Recipients of Trainee Research Awards will be notified in August 2014, and checks will be distributed in San Diego. Overall winners will be notified at the Annual Meeting, prior to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 22.

For questions, contact Michael Dougherty, Director of Education, at



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