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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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American Society of Hematology Mentor Award
Mentorship is one of the most important determinants of a successful career in hematology, yet it is often a component of career development that, while prized by recipients, is rarely rewarded. In recognition of the value the Society places on mentorship, the ASH Mentor Award was created to reward outstanding mentors in the hematology community. Superb mentors from any of the different branches of hematology are eligible for this award, including adult or pediatric hematologists; academic or community practitioners; basic, clinical, or translational researchers; hematopathologists; transfusion medicine specialists; and individuals working in industry or government. It is anticipated that awardees will have had a sustained career commitment to mentoring, a significant positive impact on their mentees' careers, and through their mentees have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology.
Each year one award in the amount of $5,000 and a plaque will be granted to two outstanding mentors drawn from the areas of basic science, clinical investigation, education, or clinical/community care. (The ASH Mentor Award Study Section reserves the right to not grant awards if no suitable nominations have been submitted.)
This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to providing:
• Intellectual growth and development
• Career development
• Professional guidance
• Positive role modeling
2014 Selection Process Timeline
Nomination packages due: April 4, 2014
Study section to meet to review scores and decide on recommendations for Awards and Executive Committees: Late April 2014
Final selections will be sent to the ASH Awards Committee and the ASH Executive Committee for final approval: May 2014
Winners notified: June 2014
1. All nominees and nominators must be members of ASH.
2. Nominees of all nationalities and all countries of residence are eligible; however, all application materials must be submitted in English.
3. Nominees may include adult or pediatric hematologists; academic or community practitioners; basic, clinical, or translational researchers; hematopathologists; transfusion medicine specialists; and individuals working in industry or government.
4. Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring over time.
5. Nominators must be a mentee of the nominee, or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts.
6. Mentees should be actively involved in research, teaching, mentoring, or other leadership activities.
7. The nominator, primary, and secondary mentee must be three individuals.
1. Prior recipients of the ASH Mentor Award are ineligible for future awards.
2. Voting members of the ASH Executive Committee, the ASH Awards Committee or the Mentor Award Study Section are ineligible for a mentor award during their tenure.
3. Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
4. Recipients of the William Dameshek Prize, Henry M. Stratton Medal, and E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize are ineligible for the year they receive the award.
• Nominations will be due via e-mail no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST)
• Nominations must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
• The file should be named in the following format: Mentor Award [nominee’s] Lastname-Firstname Year.pdf.
• Nominations are reviewed and scored on the following criteria: 1) intellectual growth and development, 2) career development, 3) professional guidance, 4) advocacy, and 5) being a role model. Each of these criteria are scored individually, therefore the nomination and support letters should provide sufficient detail and specific examples that speaks to each of these elements.
• Please be sure to include all necessary documents in the order below in one PDF document; separate e-mails will not be considered.
• Nominations that are not formatted correctly, that contain incorrect documents, or that are missing required documents will not be considered.
Nomination packages must include the following information:
1. The completed nomination form.
2. The nominee's curriculum vitae.
3. Three letters of recommendation.
◦ A letter written by the nominator that summarizes the nominee's impact on the training/careers of his/her mentees.
◦ Two letters written by the primary and secondary mentee (can be a former or current mentee) who can each provide a first-hand account of how the nominee influenced his or her career. Academic, clinical, and educational achievements on the part of the mentee will all be considered important. These mentees must be willing to complete a structured telephone interview about the nominee's mentoring capacity.
◦ Optional: Up to three additional letters of support from junior and senior faculty will be accepted, but are not required. Ideally, at least one letter should be written by a mentee who can provide a first-hand account of how the nominee influenced his or her career. Academic, clinical, educational, and regulatory achievements on the part of the mentee will all be considered as important.
It is suggested that the nominees participate in the process of assembling the nomination package, since their mentoring achievements may have spanned many years, beyond the experience of individual mentees.
Nomination and Selection Process
New- Nominations for both the ASH Honorific Awards and Mentor Awards will now be accepted throughout the year. Any nomination submitted prior to the award deadline will be considered for the current year’s review cycle. Nominations submitted after the award deadline will be considered for the following year’s review cycle.
Nominations may be made by any member of ASH, based on either having been mentored by the nominee or by personal observation of mentoring provided to others by the nominee. Nominators may be mentees of the nominee or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee's mentoring efforts.
The ASH Mentor Award Study Section, which reviews nomination packages, includes, but is not limited to, two members from the ASH Trainee Council, one member from the ASH Educational Affairs Committee, two member from the ASH Awards Committee, one member from the ASH Committee on Practice, and two members from the ASH Committee on Training Programs.
Nomination packages will be forwarded to the Mentor Award Study Section for review. Nomination packages are reviewed and scored by the members of the Study Section on a mentoring score card. Several members of the Study Section review each nomination package.
Nominations are scored based on the Award Criteria and the overall strength of the nomination package. Final selections will be based on a consensus of the entire Study Section. The Study Section will encourage nominators of highly ranked, but unsuccessful, nominees to resubmit their application in subsequent years. Final selections are sent to the ASH Awards Committee and the ASH Executive Committee for final approval by the end of June. Awardees are notified in July.
Questions about the ASH Mentor Award may be directed to email@example.com.