Nominations Deadline, April 29

ASHG Annual Awards

The following prestigious awards are presented annually.

ASHG Developing Country Awards

ASHG is providing 10 travel grants ($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.

View the 2018 recipients of the Developing Country Award.

ASHG 2018/FASEB Mentored Travel Awards Program for Underrepresented Trainees

ASHG and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) sponsor the ASHG 2018/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 $1,200 in funding for travel-related expenses to each award recipient (in the form of reimbursement after the meeting). Additionally, ASHG will provide complimentary meeting registration for award recipients.

Eligible applicants must:

  1. Submit an abstract to the ASHG 2018 Annual Meeting by the June 7, 2018 deadline
  2. Register for ASHG 2018 by August 21, 2018
  3. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident with legal status
  4. 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
* For the purpose of meeting the goals and objectives specified by the FASEB Diversity Resources Program, individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences include:
  • 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.

Click here to view the application. Applications are due June 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time. Email questions and completed applications to

View the 2018 recipients of the ASHG 2018/FASEB Mentored Travel Award