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ASTS Resident Scientist Scholarships

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


ASTS continues its commitment toward supporting full-time basic and translational research in the field of transplantation and transplant immunobiology in the laboratory of an ASTS Member. This scholarship is specifically designed to support research in a laboratory setting.


$40,000 for 1 year

Funds support

Direct research expenses and/or educational enrichment of the Awardee.
No indirects will be paid.

Applicant Eligibility

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

  • Resident in an ACGME program, or
  • Completed an advanced professional degree (i.e. PhD, DVM), or foreign equivalent, in discipline germane to transplantation.
  • Completed at least 2 years of clinical training or 1 year of post doctoral research in transplantation or transplant immunobiology.
  • Awardee may not concurrently receive any other financial support for the proposed research from ASTS, AST, ACS, SUS, or other society granting similar support.
  • Applicant must reside in North America.
  • Proposed work is in the laboratory of an ASTS Member.
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 scholarship, specific objectives for the duration of the scholarship, 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: This letter must indicate that the applicant will be guaranteed 1 year research time for the proposed research.
  • Member Sponsor Letter
  • CV

Other Requirements

  • The Awardee must attend the ASTS Award Ceremony at ATC to formally accept the scholarship.
  • An abstract must be submitted for presentation at an ATC or ASTS Winter Symposium during the scholarship period or within 6 months of scholarship completion.
  • A final report to the ASTS National Office must be submitted in the spring of the final year of funding.
  • By submitting an application, you confirm that you understand any funding received may be subjected to any relevant Sunshine Act reporting.


Up to 2 scholarships are available annually.

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