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2019 ASHG Awards - Nominations Are Now Closed

The deadline was Monday, April 15, 11:59 p.m. US Eastern Time.

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 ASHG 2019 in Houston, Texas, October 15-19, 2019.

ASHG recognizes the broad diversity of our field (scientific specialty, career level, geographic location, race/ethnicity, 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.

An ASHG Portal login is required to access the nomination submission site. This is the same login if you have recently joined/renewed as an ASHG member. If you do not have a ASHG Portal login, create an ASHG Portal account. If you forgot your password, reset your ASHG Portal password. Please note: your username is the email address associated with your membership. Upon login, you will be asked to give the nomination system permission to access your ASHG account information.


2019 Awards

Advocacy Award — recognizes 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.

Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education — recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to human genetics education.

Curt Stern Award — recognizes pioneering human geneticists who have made outstanding achievements in human genetics during the last decade.

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

Mentorship Award — recognizes individuals at all academic ranks who have a significant record of accomplishment as a mentor.

William Allan Award — recognizes individuals who have made substantial and far-reaching scientific contribution to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of inquiry and productivity.


All nominations must include a formal letter of nomination, the nominee's CV, or in case of a group nomination, a description of the group; and, supporting statements from others who are familiar with the nominee's contributions.

For questions about the ASHG award nominations process, contact Mary Rose Rivera, Membership Manager, mrivera@ashg.org.