These scholarships support our Members who wish to present their work at international meetings. In exceptional circumstances it can be awarded to people who want to attend for other educational purposes.

We particularly encourage applications from Members who are nurse practitioners, clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, academic scientists and PhD students.

The Global Haematology SIG also supports travel grants for Members who are visiting Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) to deliver education in the form of lectures, workshops or clinical or laboratory training. It is desirable but not essential that these educational visits are in the framework of a well-defined institutional link and/or training programme within the overseas institution. If such links do not exist then it would be helpful to suggest how the scholarship could contribute to developing such a framework or programme in the future.

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Maximum amount 


General and ASH - £1000
EHA - £500

Application criteria 


Open to all BSH Members who have been with the Society for at least one year. (Please note that individuals can only receive this award once in a three-year period.)

Applications are competitively assessed after each deadline. Priority will be given to Members in training or those who are presenting work at the meetings.

For those awaiting confirmation of their abstract, please note that scholarships may be provisionally awarded dependent on your abstract's confirmation. If provisionally awarded, funding will be disbursed after we have received confirmation of abstract acceptance. Please note that you must apply at the deadline before the date of your meeting.



There are four deadlines each year, two for general travel scholarships, one for the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and one for the European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress.

General and LMIC travel scholarships:  31 January and 31 July

The 2019 ASH Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship: To be determined

The 2019 EHA Annual Congress Travel Scholarship: Friday 3 May 2019

On average, it takes one month to process applications. Please make sure that you allow enough time to apply before the event you intend to attend. We will not consider any applications for travel to events that have already happened.

Number of grants available per year


4 general travel scholarships per deadline, totalling 8 per year

2 LMIC travel scholarships per deadline, totalling 4 per year

5 ASH travel scholarships

10 EHA travel scholarships


Applicants must supply a cover letter and, if presenting work, confirmation of their abstract's approval (or submission, if approval is pending). 

We would also recommend that you include the  abstract for your presentation.

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.

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