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The Sam Machin ICSH Scholarship was established in 2021 in honour of the significant contributions made by Professor Sam Machin during his tenure as Chair of the International Council for Standardization in Haematology from 2007-2020.

The ICSH invites applications for the Sam Machin ICSH Scholarship from medical graduates who are either undertaking specialist haematology training (Haematologist-in-Training) or have completed specialist haematology training in the past 5-years.


The ICSH will support a laboratory-based project that will lead to further standardisation of testing and analysis in haematology. Projects related to standardization in cellular analysis, haemostasis, flow cytometry, haemoglobinopathies or molecular haematology are all considered to be suitable for the award. The Scholarship can be used to support research leading to a higher degree. It is expected that project outcomes will be published in a suitable peer-reviewed laboratory haematology journal and presented at an international haematology congress. A presentation is required to be given to the ICSH General Assembly on completion of the project and within 2 years of the Scholarship being awarded. The Scholarship is to support purchase of consumables and reagents, small pieces of essential equipment or contribute to staff costs to initiate or underpin a project.


An amount up to GBP 10,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant for expenses related to the project.

To submit your application for the Sam Machin 2024 Scholarship Award please use the below linking through to the applications portal.

Applications for the 2024 Sam Machin Scholarship are currently: OPEN 


Closing date for Applications for the 2024 Sam Machin Scholarship is: 23:59pm (BST) on Saturday 31st August 2024


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