In support of young Canadian researchers in the field of hematology, the Canadian Hematology Society offers the following awards programs:
The CHS Annual Research Abstract Awards are presented at the annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with the annual meeting each December, in two categories: PhD & Postdoctoral and Residents & Fellows. (The John Crookston Award is presented to the resident from this category, judged to have the best paper).
The CHS also instituted in 2011, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the society, the R K Smiley Award, in honour of the organization’s founding president, who was also instrumental in founding the University of Ottawa’s medical school. The RK Smiley Award provides grants $10,000 aimed at pilot projects expected to lead to larger follow-up studies funded by CIHR or other grant funding agencies.