ASHG Annual Awards
The following prestigious awards are presented annually.
- William Allan Award
- Curt Stern Award
- Excellence in Human Genetics Education Award
- Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award
- Advocacy Award
- Mentorship Award
- Early-Career Award (new for 2017)
- C.W. Cotterman Awards
- ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
ASHG is providing 10 scholarship awards ($2,500 each) for individuals living in countries categorized by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies. Developing Country awards are to help defray the costs of airfare, hotel, meals and registration. To be considered for the award, you must submit an abstract by the June 7 deadline and must attend the meeting. Funds will be distributed after the meeting by wire transfer. Qualifying authors will also be required to submit additional information. An email will be sent to authors in June.
ASHG and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) sponsor the ASHG 2017/FASEB Mentored Travel Awards for Underrepresented Trainees to support the participation of undergraduate, graduate, medical students, and postdoctoral/clinical fellows from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities in the United States. Full-time students and postdoctoral/clinical fellows from underrepresented* groups at majority institutions are also eligible to apply for these travel awards.
The awards will provide up to $1,850 in funding for meeting registration and travel-related expenses to each award recipient (in the form of reimbursement after the meeting).
Eligible applicants must:
- Submit an abstract to the ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting by the June 7, 2017 deadline
- Register for ASHG 2017 by August 31, 2017
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident with legal status
- Be from an accredited minority institution or historically black college or university OR be an underrepresented* student or postdoctoral/clinical fellow from a majority institution
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, including Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians (who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment) or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other U.S. Pacific Islanders (Guam, American Samoa);
- Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; and
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds [usually undergraduate students], defined as those from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds and those who come from an educational environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career.
The travel awards are supported by a federal grant from the NIGMS/NIH. Travel awards are contingent upon funding availability.
ASHG membership is not required to apply for the travel awards; however, preference will be given to ASHG members.