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ASTS Faculty Development Grant

Applications were accepted until February 11, 2014, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Description

ASTS continues its commitment to provide qualified ASTS Members with research funding in the field of organ transplantation.  It is designed to support a junior faculty member in the development of transplant research so that further funding can be obtained. 

Amount

$50,000 per year for 2 years

Funds support

  
  • Supports direct research and educational costs.
  • No salary support for applicant.
  • No indirects will be paid.

Eligibility

Please review these eligibility requirements carefully to ensure that you apply for an appropriate grant.

  • ASTS Member (Regular or Candidate Member)
  • Junior surgical faculty member at a UNOS approved (or Canadian equivalent) transplant center in the first 5 years of faculty appointment.
  • Completed a post-residency fellowship or post-doctoral fellowship at an ASTS approved fellowship training program or foreign equivalent.
  • Applicant must reside in North America.  
  • Awardee may not concurrently receive any other financial support for proposed research from ASTS, AST, ACS, SUS or other society granting similar support.
Submission Requirements
  • A brief synopsis of your research (250 words maximum).
  • Narrative: 3 page maximum plus 1 page of graphics permitted. State the reason for applying for the grant, specific objectives for the duration of the grant, and future plans and goals. 
  • Budget: 1 page maximum
  • Autobiography: 1 page maximum explaining your educational background, choice of career, and interest in transplantation and research. 
  • Department Chair Nomination Letter
  • Member Sponsor Letter
  • CV

Other Requirements

  • The Awardee must attend the ASTS Grant Ceremony at ATC to formally accept the grant.
  • An abstract must be submitted for presentation at an ATC or ASTS Winter Symposium during the grant period or within 6 months of completion.
  • A mid-report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the first year.
  • A final-report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the last year of funding.
Other 1 grant is available annually. The 2014 grant funding is provided via a restricted grant from Astellas.

The funding of ASTS research grants and scholarship is contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of qualified applications.