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ASTS-Astellas Faculty Development Grant

Submissions for the 2017 ASTS Research Grants will open on Monday, October 3, 2016.


ASTS and Astellas continue their 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. In particular, the Review Committee will be seeking applications directed toward discovery and validation of biomarkers of organ function and rejection, analysis of diagnostic and predictive patterns of donor specific alloantibodies, and elucidation of mechanisms and therapy for B cell alloantibody responses.


$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.


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.
  • By submitting an application, you confirm that you understand any funding received may be subjected to any relevant Sunshine Act reporting. 
Other 1 grant is available annually.

* The 2017 ASTS-Astellas Junior Faculty Development Grant is funded via a restricted grant from Astellas.