ISLH Awards

ISLH Awards

The ISLH is pleased to make the following awards available. Please carefully review the requirements and application instructions of each award. Contact info@islh.org with questions regarding any ISLH award.



BEREND HOUWEN
MEMORIAL LECTURE

This award recognizes individuals who are undertaking outstanding, cutting edge research and have made significant new discoveries, with broad potential and relevance to patient care.


WALLACE H. COULTER
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

This award recognizes individuals who are undertaking outstanding, cutting edge research and have made significant new discoveries, with broad potential and relevance to patient care.


TRAINEE
TRAVEL AWARD

Citizens of any country may apply for this award as long as they are currently enrolled in a training program. Each award winner will receive up to 2500 USD in travel reimbursement to attend the ISLH meeting.


BEREND HOUWEN
TRAVEL AWARD

Citizens of developing countries (listed below) may apply for this award. Each award winner will receive up to 2500 USD in travel reimbursement to attend the ISLH meeting.




BEREND HOUWEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

The International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH) established the "Berend Houwen Memorial Lecture" in 2005 to honor the founder of our organization. The awardee will present a Keynote lecture at the ISLH Annual Meeting during the opening plenary session and will be asked to submit a review paper on their lecture in the Society’s official journal, the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.  The individual chosen to give the Berend Houwen Memorial Lecture should exemplify the scientific excellence, outstanding values and quest for knowledge embodied by Berend. While not essential, significant past or present contributions to ISLH are desirable.<br><br>

Berend Houwen, MD, PhD, was the driving force to incorporate ISLH in 1992, and continued to be a leader in Laboratory Hematology research, innovation, and education until his untimely death in February 2004. To learn more about this unique man and his career, please see Bruce Davis' tribute.



WALLACE H. COULTER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

The International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH) established the "Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Lecture Award" in 2015 in honor of Wallace H. Coulter's many outstanding contributions to humanity and his many inventions and innovations that advanced the field of laboratory hematology and many other areas of medicine and science. The lecture is supported by a grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding, innovative achievement, inventiveness, and entrepreneurship in medicine and science, in fields that are relevant to the laboratory hematology community.

The individual chosen to give the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Lecture should exemplify the outstanding spirit of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the quest for scientific advances to benefit humanity that made Wallace H. Coulter a giant in the fields of science and medicine. This award recognizes individuals who are undertaking outstanding, cutting edge research and have made significant new discoveries, with broad potential and relevance to patient care. NOTE: this award has a different focus than the Berend Houwen Lecture Award, which recognizes and honors the lifetime career achievements of Berend who had a pivotal role in founding our society and the field of laboratory hematology.



TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARD

Each award winner will receive up to 2500 USD in travel reimbursement to attend the ISLH 2016 meeting. Award winners will be selected on merit by a program sub-committee headed by the Abstract and Poster Chairs.

Citizens of any country may apply for this award as long as they are currently enrolled in a training program. Abstract work must not be previously published, and a letter of support from the applicant's supervisor should be emailed to info@islh.org.

If you wish to apply for the Trainee Travel Award, simply check the appropriate box when submitting your abstract.



BEREND HOUWEN TRAVEL AWARD

ISLH is delighted to announce that in 2016 we will be able to make available a limited number of travel grants up to the value of 2500 USD to abstract submitters from developing countries (list can be found below). This has been made possible due to the generosity of the Wallace H Coulter Foundation. These travel awards will be known as the Berend Houwen Travel Awards in honor of the founder of ISLH.

All abstract submissions applying for the Berend Houwen Travel Award will be reviewed in December 2015 and will have an early submission deadline of DECEMBER 1, 2015. This expedited timeline is designed to provide earlier award notifications and additional time for awardees to apply for travel visas.

The abstract and program chairs will select the Berend Houwen Travel Award grantees based on the merit of each submitted abstract. If you are successful in winning one of these travel awards for 2016 we require the following commitments

Award Commitments/Requirements

(1) That you submit receipts for your travel. You will be reimbursed your costs + registration fees.

(2) That upon returning to your country, you impart the knowledge learned at ISLH to other laboratory hematology personnel in your laboratory and colleagues in neighboring laboratories.

(3) That you write brief reports to ISLH at six months and 12 months reporting on progress.

We look forward to receiving your application for the Berend Houwen Travel Awards.

Eligible Countries of Citizenship
 

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt, Arab Rep.
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Macedonia, FYR
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela, RB
Vietnam
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen, Rep.
Zambia
Zimbabwe