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2024 ASHG Award Nominations

The 2024 ASHG Award Nomination form closed on May 9, 2024. After the submission deadline, the ASHG Awards Committee reviews all nominations, which are ultimately approved by the ASHG Board of Directors. Nominees and nominators will be notified of their nomination's status in late summer 2024 and public announcement of award recipients will follow soon after. 

We invite you to join your fellow members in celebrating outstanding science and its applications for the common good. A total of $85,000 in awards are available, and winners are also invited to give an address at the ASHG Annual Meeting.

ASHG recognizes the broad diversity of our field (scientific specialty, career level, geographic location, ancestry, gender, and other facets of diversity). We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to honor those deserving individuals who have contributed so much to our field.

Who can submit a nomination?

Any ASHG member, regardless of career stage, membership type, or experience with the Society. You may submit more than one nomination.

Who can be nominated?

Any ASHG member. Non-member nominations are permitted for the Advocacy Award only. Unsure of someone's membership status? Email membership@ashg.orgPlease note: ASHG does not bestow posthumous awards.

What to have ready for a nomination submission:

  • You may begin the nomination form, save and exit, and complete the form any time before the May deadline.
  • You will be asked to provide:
    • Basic nominee information: institution, professional area of expertise
    • Copy of nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV)
    • A letter of nomination describing why the nominee is qualified for the award (500 words maximum)
    • At least one (1) and up to three (3) supporting statements (each 500 words maximum) from others who are familiar with the nominee’s contributions
      • At least one (1) reference must be an ASHG member
      • You will submit a word or PDF of each letter with your nomination
      • Two (2) supporting statements are required for the Mentorship Award, as well as a list of mentees
    • Confirmation that, to your knowledge, the nominee has behaved consistently with the standards articulated in the current ASHG Code of Ethics. All nominees will be informed of professional conduct expectations for awards.

Assistance from ASHG Leaders

Not sure where to begin? Contact ASHG staff Amanda Fulk at afulk@ashg.org to be connected to a volunteer ASHG past president who can provide guidance and counsel on crafting competitive nominations.*

Additionally, click here for some quick tips on crafting a great nomination letter!

*Assistance in this program does not equate to an endorsement of the nomination.


An ASHG Portal login is required to access the nomination submission site. This is the same login used to join/renew as an ASHG member.

Description of Awards

Click each to learn more about the qualifications and criteria for each award.

ASHG Advocacy Award — honors individuals or groups of individuals who have exhibited excellence and achievement in promoting the science of human genetics and its application for the common good.

ASHG Education Award — recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to human genetics education.

ASHG Scientific Achievement Award — recognizes remarkable scientific achievements in human genetics that have occurred during the last 10 years. The awardee’s work should have had a demonstrable impact on the scientific direction of the field and/or other scientists.

ASHG Early Career Award — recognizes early-career scientists who have made contributions during the first decade as an independent investigator.

ASHG Mentorship Award — recognizes individuals at all academic ranks who have a significant record of accomplishment as a mentor and demonstrated a sustained pattern of exemplary mentorship.

ASHG Lifetime Achievement Award — the top prize given by ASHG. It recognizes individuals who have made substantial and far-reaching scientific contribution to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of inquiry and productivity.

Please note, the application and selection process for the ASHG Trainee Research Excellence Awards, Leadership Award, Resource-Limited Awards, and journal awards are not solicited through this form. For more information on these awards, visit ashg.org/membership/awards.

Review Process

After the submission deadline, the ASHG Awards Committee reviews all nominations, which are ultimately approved by the ASHG Board of Directors.


For questions about the ASHG awards nomination process, contact Amanda Fulk, Associate Director of Governance and Operations, at afulk@ashg.org