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 being accepted through September 15, 2014.