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Research & Funding

2015 AST Grants Program

2015 AST Grants Program

Click here to start your application for the 2015 AST Grants Program!

For 2015, the AST has identified research priorities in the areas of basic science, clinical science, and translational science. Investigators working within those areas are encouraged to apply for funding by the AST. View the 2015 Research Priorites here.

The AST considers applications in the following grant categories: (Click to review grant criteria, application requirements, and eligibility)

> Faculty Development Grants
Basic Science Faculty Development Grant
Clinical Science Faculty Development Grant
Translational Science Faculty Development Grant

> Fellowship Grants
Basic Science Fellowship Grant
Clinical Science Fellowship Grant
Translational Science Fellowship Grant

> Transplant Nursing Grant

 

Important information

  1. Applications for AST grants must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 15, 2014. The submission site will automatically close after the deadline. No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.
  2. The funding of any grant and total number of grants awarded by the AST is dependent upon budgetary constraints in a given year. Grants may be funded for a one- or two-year period.
  3.  Letters of recommendation with original signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the online application.
  4. Applicants for Faculty Development Grants and sponsors of Fellowship Grants must be members of the AST. If an applicant or sponsor is not a member, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline. It is expected that membership will be active before the grant recipient is selected. 2015 AST membership dues must be paid by November 1, 2014. Apply for membership here.
  5. Recipients of an AST Grant will be recognized at the Cutting Edge of Transplantation (CEOT) meeting in February. Recipients are expected to attend CEOT and must register for the meeting. Registration to CEOT is NOT included with your grant.
  6. No indirect costs are permitted.
  7. Grant funding is not transferable from one recipient to another.
  8. Research should begin on July 1, 2015.

DISCLAIMER: The AST will not assume responsibility for any clinical study funded by the AST. Such proposals must be IRB-approved. Any responsibility will be assumed by the PI and the funded institution. 

AST Achievement Awards

AST Achievement Awards

The 2014 AST Achievement Awards Program is no longer accepting nominations.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. All nominations for the AST Achievement Awards must be completed by 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013. The submission site for the Awards Program will automatically close after the deadline. No nominations or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.
  2. Letters of recommendation with original signatures on institutional letterhead must be uploaded to the online application.
  3. Nominators and nominees must both be members of the AST. If the nominee or nominator are not members, he/she must submit a completed membership application prior to the submission deadline. It is expected that membership will be active before the nominee is selected for an achievement award. 2014 AST membership dues (for both the nominator and the nominee) must be paid by January 1, 2014; otherwise the nomination will not be considered.
  4. PLEASE NOTE: nominees for the Transplant Advocacy Awards must NOT be members. The nominator must be an AST Committee/COP/Advisory Council or Board member.
  5. To apply for membership, click here.
  6. Individuals who have received a previous AST Achievement Award within the past five years are not eligible to be nominated. NOTE: this does not apply to the Mentoring Award.
  7. Recipients of an AST Achievement Award will be recognized at the 2014 World Transplant Congress, July 26-31, 2014, in San Francisco. Recipients are expected to attend the WTC and must register for the congress. Registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.

The AST sponsors a variety of Achievement Awards according to faculty rank in recognition of the AST member's achievements and contributions to the field of transplantation. The AST encourages members to nominate deserving candidate for consideration.

AST considers nominations in the Achievement Award categories below. You may review the specific award details and application requirements by clicking on a category below.

View a list of past AST Achievement Award recipients

Additional Resources

Careers in Transplantation Sciences

The American Society of Transplantation (AST) invites emerging immunologists to consider the transplantation sciences as a career choice. The AST is comprised of over 2,800 physicians, surgeons, allied health professionals, and basic scientists. There are a number of laboratories across the nation and abroad currently seeking Ph.D. level post doctoral fellows who are interested in launching their career in the challenging field of transplantation science.

Grants.gov

Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.