The EAHP is opening the first call for the David Y Mason’s Award thanks to the generous contribution of the David Y Mason Foundation. This Award wants to foster the interest of young researchers for Hematopathology and help them to become active members of our Society.


The aim of the award is to support the skills of young researchers, including pathologists, PhD, MD students who want to develop and establish their scientific activities in hemathopathology.

Projects at the stages of pilot studies (rather than supporting ongoing or established research lines) are eligible for consideration across the spectrum from basic/clinical/translational research.

The Award will provide a start-up funding to enable successful grant applications to national and international funding bodies.

 Terms of Reference for the Award

Each Project Specification should be no more than two pages [font Times New Roman and size 12] and structured as it follows: Abstract, Aims, Details of the Project, References and Justification for the use of funds requested.

The applicant should be a non-established researcher (medical doctor in training/junior faculty, biomedical researcher at the level of junior post-doc or similar) and should mention the mentor group in which the project will be developed. Presentations of Preliminary Results are encouraged.

A CV of the applicant should be included.

The projects are judged and ranked on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to areas of Haematopathology,
  • Scientific novelty and quality,
  • Feasibility of project and
  • Value for money.

Only 1 Project will be funded and the results presented at the following EAHP meeting.


The projects should be addressed to the secretary-treasurer of the EAHP Prof. Birgitta Sander (birgitta.sander@ki.se) and the deadline is June 30, 2018

The Awardee will be announced at the David Y Mason Memorial Lecture in the next EAHP meeting in Edinburg.

 Evaluation Committee

An Evaluation Committee will be made up of:

  1. The President, Past-President and President-elect of the EAHP;
  2. Two non-European Hematopathologists, one Haematologist and a representant of DYM foundation.


The DYM foundation award will be £6.000.

The fund cannot be used for buying new equipments and/or to cover part of staff salaries.

The Awardee will present the results of the project at the following meeting of the EAHP.