Nominations Deadline, April 29

ASHG Annual Awards

The following prestigious awards are presented annually.


ASHG Developing Country Awards

ASHG provides up to 10 scholarship awards ($3,000 each) for individuals living in countries categorized by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies (see the list of eligible countries). 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 6 deadline and must attend the meeting. Funds will be distributed at the meeting. Qualifying authors will also be required to submit a CV/Resume.

In 2019, ASHG is partnering with NHGRI and H3Africa to add 25 awards to its annual Developing Country Awards Program. Up to 25 additional scholarship awards ($3,000 each) will be awarded to individuals living in countries in Africa categorized by the World Bank as having low-income or lower-middle-income economies, with priority given to trainees and early- to mid-career investigators. Awardees will receive up to $3,000 in travel support arranged through the H3Africa program.


Human Genetics Scholars Initiative

ASHG, in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), launched the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative in April 2019 to help advance diversity and inclusion in the field. To be considered for the award, you must submit an abstract by the June 6 deadline.

Over the course of this two-year, intensive program, each scholar will receive:

  • Complimentary ASHG membership for two years
  • Complimentary registration, travel, and hotel accommodation for two ASHG Annual Meetings
  • A dedicated mentor for the two-year period, and support in identifying and building other potential mentor relationships, such as peer and subject-matter mentors.
  • $1,000 annually in enrichment funds for qualified career development of their choosing