We are delighted to offer two types of grants to support attendance at our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in April 2024.
Our ASM Abstract Scholarships support the best of haematology science and research. Funding is offered to eligible presenters of the highest-scoring abstracts to facilitate their attendance at the conference.
Eligible presenters include undergraduate and postgraduate students, early-career professionals in training, low to middle-income country (LMIC) residents and NHS professionals on Band 8a and below.
The Early Careers Forum have created the following two documents, giving hints and tips on how to write a successful grant application or abstract submission.
Please note: Abstract Scholarships do not require a separate application. Instead, you will be asked during abstract submission if you would like to be considered for an Abstract Scholarship. If your abstract is one of the highest-scoring, we will contact you with an offer shortly after the abstract approvals are sent.
This scholarship covers registration costs, travel and accommodation of up to £1,000.
You do not have to be a BSH Member to receive an Abstract Scholarship. However, BSH Members benefit from a higher maximum funding cap.
The ASM Grants support, nurses, physician associates, students, doctors and scientists in training, allied health professionals, and those residents in LMICs.
We encourage applications from those representing their departments who will cascade the knowledge to others in their institutions, especially nurse practitioners, clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, academic scientists and PhD students.
Grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund is depleted.
Successful applicants will receive a code to use at registration that will cover the cost of conference registration. We will pay travel and accommodation costs after the ASM and once receipts and the grant report are received.
Maximum values: BSH Members
BSH Member: £750 (after 1+ year[s] of membership)
BSH LMIC Member: £1,000 (after 1+ year[s] of membership)
Maximum values: non-members
LMIC non-member: £750
The scholarship covers:
ASM registration fees, travel and subsistence up to £1,000.
Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest or practice in haematology and must be one of the following:
- An undergraduate or postgraduate student.
- An early-stage professional still in training (e.g. Specialist Registrar, Core Medical Trainee, Scientist Trainee).
- An NHS professional on Band 8a or below.
- A Nurse of any grade or band (nursing travel scholarship).
- Resident in an LMIC country.
Please note: applicants cannot receive in excess of £1,000 in a three-year period for a small travel grant (includes Student Electives, Trainee Educational Bursaries, Travel Scholarships and ASM Scholarships).
What to include in your application:
- A cover letter stating your reasons for attending the ASM, including details of how your attendance will benefit you, your institution or the wider haematology community.
- A letter of support from your tutor or head of department.
- A detailed budget and/or relevant booking receipts.
How to apply:
Apply through our online form below.
Requirements for successful applicants:
To help promote the grant and the ASM, we ask successful applicants to provide a brief bio and outline what they hope to achieve at the ASM and a short report after the conference detailing their experience.
We showcase the best reports in our communications, including on the website, member bulletins and social media.
We ask all grant recipients to send a brief one-page report within eight weeks of return from the conference. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on the website, member bulletins and social media.