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AST TIRN Research Grants Program

AST TIRN Research Grants Program

The AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) research grants program seeks to support fellows, junior faculty, and allied health professionals by funding innovative research in basic, clinical, and translational science. A limited number of grants are awarded each funding cycle, and the number of grants and the term of each grant (either one year or two years) varies each cycle. Please submit your research proposal planning on two years of funding.

Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 1, 2015. The request for proposals is open now: visit to read more and submit a proposal.

If you have any questions, please email

AST Achievement Awards

AST Achievement Awards

The call for award nominations closed on Monday, November 17 at 11:59 PM Pacific.



  1. All nominations for the AST Achievement Awards must be completed by 11:59 PM PACIFIC TIME on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014. 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. 2015 AST membership dues (for both the nominator and the nominee) must be paid by January 1, 2015; 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 2015 American Transplant Congress, May 2-6, 2015, in Philadelphia. Recipients are expected to attend the ATC 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 candidates 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. 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, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.