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American Society of Hematology Scholar Awards
The ASH Scholar Awards are designed to support hematologists who have chosen a career in research by providing partial salary or other support during that critical period required for completion of training and achievement of status as an independent investigator.
Awards are limited to a maximum of $100,000 for fellow scholars and $150,000 for junior faculty scholars over a two- to three-year period, with an annual maximum of $50,000 for fellows and $75,000 for junior faculty. Up to 15 percent of the award can be (but is not required to be) used for benefits, including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.
All awards are activated on July 1 of the following year. The applicant has the option of concluding the award on June 30, two or three years after activation. All award payments are made on a quarterly basis - the amount depends on whether the award is being spread over two or three years. Payments are made to the appropriate financial officer of the institution as indicated on the proposed budget within the full application.
ASH considers basic research to include a broad spectrum of studies on genes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, biochemical and signaling pathways, receptors, cells and animals, as well as samples obtained from humans, all of which are designed to further our understanding of the blood, bone marrow, and related organs or the pathogenesis of blood disorders. The emphasis for grants in this category should be on the discovery of new knowledge in a traditional laboratory setting.
ASH defines translational research as using knowledge of human biology to develop and test the feasibility of relevant interventions in humans and/or determine the biological basis for observations made in individuals with hematologic conditions or in populations at risk. Translational research should be founded on and directly connected to some aspect of human biology and may encompass any form of structural, biochemical, genetic, or other appropriate experimental approaches using human materials. The proposal should address clinical applications - not just test development - although the development of novel instrumentation of value to hematology is clearly within the scope of the application. Clinical trial projects with laboratory correlatives are considered clinical.
Clinical Research: ASH considers clinical/translational research to include patient-oriented research and outcomes-based research. ASH emphasizes that clinical research must involve substantial interaction with patients.
For the purposes of the ASH Scholar Awards program, patient-oriented research is defined as research conducted with human subjects and involves an investigator directly interacting with human subjects. Categories of patient-oriented research include: 1) mechanisms of human disease, 2) therapeutic interventions, 3) clinical trials, and 4) development of new technologies.
ASH strongly encourages applications in outcomes-based research. Options for outcomes-based research include: 1) a decision-analysis or cost-effectiveness analysis of a relevant topic within hematology, 2) survey-based research investigating practice patterns, access to care, quality of care, clinical outcomes, or quality of life among patients with hematologic conditions, 3) retrospective analyses of large administrative databases (e.g., CMS, a large insurer, SEER) that may enlighten health care policy decisions related to hematologic disease, and 4) large scale epidemiologic or genetic epidemiologic studies that define the incidence, prevalence, prognosis, and natural history or the effects of therapy of blood disorders.
Applications that fall within any of the categories discussed above are encouraged.
Letter of Intent Due: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Application Made Available for Those Who Successfully Submit a LOI by the Deadline: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Application Deadline Friday, August 1, 2014
Award Winners Notified: Mid-November, 2014
Activation of Award: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
These eligibility requirements are evaluated as of the date of the LOI submission.
Eligible applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada or hold a visa in the United States or Canada.
Eligible applicants must conduct research within the US or Canada
Scholar Award applicants are required to be members of ASH in good standing at the time of the Letter of Intent submission, and for the duration of the Scholar Award Program. If your membership application is pending at the time of the Scholar Award application deadline, you will still be considered for a Scholar Award.
To verify your membership status, please log on to the membership section of the ASH website. If you need assistance with your username and password, please contact an ASH Customer Relations Representative at email@example.com.
Fellow Scholar Awards
PhD or MD/PhD applicants must have fewer than 5 years of research experience after completion of their PhD (including research performed during fellowship, but excluding clinical fellowship time)
MD applicants should have more than 3 but fewer than 5 years of research experience (including research performed during fellowship, but excluding clinical fellowship time)
MD applicants with fewer than 3 years research experience (inclusive of fellowship research time) should consider applying for the Senior RTAF award
Applicants with the title of Assistant Professor or equivalent *must* apply for the Junior Faculty Award, regardless of research experience
Junior Faculty Scholar Awards
MD, PhD or MD/PhD applicants must have more than 5 but fewer than 10 years of research experience after completion of their PhD (including research performed during fellowship, but excluding clinical fellowship time)
Applicants with the title of Assistant Professor or equivalent *must* apply for the Junior Faculty Award, regardless of research experience.
Children’s Leukemia Research Association Research Grant Program
Each year, CLRA's Medical Advisory Committee, consisting of prominent internationally known and respected hematologists, reviews submitted research proposals from doctors nationwide.
Using your contributions, we fund research grants for doctors who are conducting the most promising research into leukemia, in the hopes of isolating the causes and finding a cure for this dread disease.
The objectives of this committee are to direct the funds of the Association into the most promising projects, and where funding would not duplicate other funding sources.
With your help, we are getting closer every day! Because of the support of friends like you, the scientific community is making incredible strides in developing chemotherapy regimens that are extending the lives of leukemia patients. Not everyone under treatment goes into remission but our research grants are funding the examinations into why this is so, and how we can continue to combat leukemia.
How the CLRA Research Grant Program Works
Any doctor at the Ph.D. or MD level who is involved in research towards finding the causes and cure for leukemia may apply.
Simply access the form available on our Website and print, or call or write to us for one.
Please submit an original and three copies of your application prior to June 30 of each year. It is then reviewed by our Medical Advisory Committee. A decision is made by the following calendar year.
In order that we may fund as many projects as possible, grants are limited to a maximum of $30,000 each, subject to availability of funds.
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