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
- C.W. Cotterman Awards
- ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
ASHG offers several awards to support travel to and attendance at the Annual Meeting. The below table summarizes eligibility and application requirements for these opportunities.
|Mid to Late-Career Researchers||Complimentary Registration||
Travel and Hotel Support
|Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
(Open to all trainees globally)
|Developing Country Awards
(see more information below)
|ASHG, NHGRI, H3Africa Partnership|
|Human Genetics Scholars Initiative|
ASHG, in partnership with PerkinElmer Genomics, is providing up to 12 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 for the ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting. 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 has also partnered with NHGRI and H3Africa to add up to 25 additional awards 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.
ASHG, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Color, and Biogen, 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 and your application by June 13, 2019.
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