2020 ASM Travel Scholarships opened 1 October 2019, please see below for further details.
We are delighted to offer two types of scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in April 2020.
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, LMIC residents and NHS professionals on Band 8a and below.
Please note that no application is required for an Abstract Scholarship. Instead you will be asked during abstract submission if you would like to be considered for an Abstract Scholarship. If your abstract is selected as one of the highest-scoring, we will contact you with an offer shortly after the abstract approvals are sent out. This scholarship covers reasonable* registration, travel and accommodation costs.
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 Travel Scholarships support students, LMIC residents, those in training and associated health professionals. We particularly 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.
Travel Scholarships 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. Any other expenses (travel and accommodation) will be reimbursed after the conference, up to the value requested at application. See "What the scholarship covers" for more information.
ASM Travel Scholarships for Nurses
In 2020 £10,000 of funding is available exclusively to support nurses attending the ASM. Please note that the application process and terms and conditions of this award remain the same as the general ASM Travel Scholarships outlined below.
1 October 2019
Maximum values BSH Members
BSH Member £750 (after 1+ year[s] of membership)
BSH LMIC Member £1000 (after 1+ year[s] of membership)
Maximum values non-Members
LMIC Non-Member £750
What the Scholarship covers
This scholarship covers reasonable* registration, travel and accommodation costs. Registration costs do not include optional extras such as social events.
Travel and accommodation costs can be claimed back after the conference - further information will be supplied to successful applicants.
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)
- A LMIC resident
- A NHS professional on Band 8a or below.
- A Nurse of any grade or band (nursing travel scholarship)
Please note that applicants cannot receive in excess of £1,000 in a three-year period for a small travel grant (includes Student Electives, Travel Scholarships and ASM Scholarships).
What to include in your application
- a cover letter stating your reasons for attending the ASM, including detail on 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 now through our online form.
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 website, member bulletins and social media.
We ask all grant recipients to send a brief one-page report within eight weeks of their return from the conference. We will showcase the best reports in our communications, including on website, member bulletins and social media.
For more information, see the terms and conditions of the grant, our Grants FAQs, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leukaemia Care Nurse Bursary Scheme
Leukaemia Care also offer bursaries of up to £2,500 per person which are available to support haematology nurses working with blood cancer patients and their carers to attend relevant conferences and seminars, including the BSH ASM. Their bursaries are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund is depleted for the year. More information on their bursaries can be found on their website.