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ASTS Vanguard Prize

ASTS recognizes and honors ASTS junior members for their efforts in basic and clinical research by awarding travel prizes to the ASTS State of the Art Winter Symposium. The Vanguard Prize is designed to identify the best clinical and basic research manuscripts from young investigators in the previous year. Self nominations are accepted, as well as nominations of junior faculty within five years of fellowship. Two awards are available annually, contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of qualified applications.

Nominations are now closed. The nominations period for the 2017 awards will open in late summer 2016.

The Award

  • Complimentary all-access registration to the Winter Symposium
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations for attendance at the Winter Symposium
  • $2,500 honorarium
  • Coach airfare

Applicant Eligibility

Please review these requirements to ensure that you are eligible to apply.
  • ASTS Member (Regular or Candidate Member)
  • Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor surgical faculty member at a UNOS approved (or Canadian equivalent) transplant center, within 5 years of appointment
  • Previous recipients of the Vanguard Prize are not eligible.

Submission Requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • Published Paper
  • CV

Attendance Requirement

The Awardee must attend the Symposium Recognition Awards Presentation and Ceremony at the ASTS State of the Art Winter Symposium to present his or her research and formally accept the award.