AST Achievement Awards

Nominations for 2018 AST Achievement Awards opened September 14, 2017 and closed November 17, 2017.

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.

1. Both nominators and nominees must be active members of the AST or apply for by the submission deadline with the expectation that membership will be active before award review occurs.

  • EXCEPTION: Nominees for the Transplant Advocacy Awards must NOT be members.

2. Individuals who have received a previous AST Achievement Award within the past five years are not eligible to be nominated.

  • EXCEPTION: This does not apply to the Mentoring Award.

Application Process:

The AST will begin accepting online applications for the Achievement Awards on September 14, 2017. You may review the specific application requirements by clicking on a category below.

Review Process:

The AST Board of Directors will review the nominations received by the submission deadline and will make final selections for award recipients. Nominees and nominators will be notified of the outcome in March 2018. Award recipients will be recognized at the AST Awards Ceremony during the 2018 American Transplant Congress. Recipients are expected to attend the 2018 ATC; registration is NOT included as part of the AST award.

You may review the specific award details and application requirements by clicking on a category below.

Past Recipients

View a list of past AST Achievement Award recipients


AST Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation

The Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation recognizes outstanding contributions to clinical transplantation over the course of a clinical career. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose careers have shaped the course of transplantation of solid organs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must have made significant contribution to the field of solid organ transplantation.
  2. Nominee must be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadline with the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the Senior Achievement Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination Application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation written by the nominator (with signatures on institutional letterhead)
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Mentoring Award

The AST Mentoring Award recognizes outstanding mentors in the field of transplantation. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose dedicated leadership and contribution have shaped the career path(s) of individuals who trained under their guidance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must have made significant contributions over the course of his/her career in mentoring individuals in the field of solid organ transplantation.
  2. Nominee must be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee must be at an Associate Professor or Professor Level.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV: this document must identify mentoring accomplishments and include a list of mentees and where they are now located
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation from the nominator and three (3) letters of support from mentees (with signatures on institutional letterhead)
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Clinician of Distinction Award (Non-Physician Award)

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a distinguished non-physician clinician or administrator who is considered an expert in his/her field, whose career is dedicated to transplant, and who is recognized for outstanding contributions to clinical transplantation.
  2. Clinicians eligible include those with a profession within healthcare: Nurses, Transplant Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Social Workers, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Administrators, Pharmacists, or Dietitians.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the AST Clinician of Distinction Award within five years receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written by the nominator with signature on institutional letterhead
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Transplant Advocacy Award (Patient, Donor or Community Advocate Award)

This award is a non-traditional award for a unique transplant/organ donor awareness project.

In an effort to broaden the awareness of the AST and its efforts to partner with the community, there is the option for the Board of Directors to recognize a non AST member (individual, organization or group) contribution to organ donation and transplantation. Any AST Community of Practice, Committee, Advisory Council, or Board member may nominate a deserving candidate for the Transplant Advocacy Award. The Board of Directors will determine the recipient of the award. The goal of the award is to:

  • Acknowledge non-transplant professionals who have improved the care of patients and/or organ donors
  • Increase the visibility of the AST to the community at large
  • Acknowledge diversity and creativity to improve the transplant field
  • Recognize efforts of non-members
  • Promote AST and organ donation awareness through the publicity of acknowledging the contributions of the awardees

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a transplant patient, live donor, donor family and/or community advocate who has championed a transplant donation cause such as:
    • To improve the quality of life of transplant recipients
    • To promote organ and tissue donation initiatives
    • Educate the public regarding donation
    • Advocate for patient and donor rights
  2. Nominee is recognized for outstanding contributions to donation and transplantation
  3. The nominee must NOT be an AST member

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution if applicable, department, if applicable, title if applicable, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee's Bio or Resume
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written by the nominator with signature on institutional letterhead
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We have extended nominations for this award through Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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AST Basic Science Established Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a senior basic scientist in the field of transplantation at the Professor level.
  2. Nominee must have made significant contributions and be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the Basic Science Established Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number) (online)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written by the nominator with signature on institutional letterhead
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Clinical Science Established Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a senior clinical scientist in the field of transplantation at the Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made significant contributions and be recognized as an expert in his/her field.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the Clinical Science Established Investigator Award within five years of having been the recipient of a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. One (1) letter of recommendation, written by the nominator with signature on institutional letterhead
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Basic Science Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a mid-career investigator at the Assistant Professor Level more than seven (7) years from initial appointment as Assistant Professor or at the Associate Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made substantial contributions to the field of transplantation medicine
  3. Nominee must show signs of a bright future ahead in transplantation; therefore, the award may be used as a device for career development.
  4. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  6. No individual can receive the Basic Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation with signature on institutional letterhead. One of the letters must be written by the nominator
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Clinical Science Investigator Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be a mid-career investigator at the Assistant Professor Level more than seven (7) years from initial appointment as Assistant Professor or at the Associate Professor Level.
  2. Nominee must have made substantial contribution to the field of transplantation medicine.
  3. Nominee must show signs of a bright future ahead in transplantation; therefore, the award may be used as a device for career development.
  4. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  5. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  6. No individual can receive the Clinical Science Investigator Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation with signature on institutional letterhead. One of the letters must be written by the nominator.
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Basic Science Career Development Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be an investigator at the Assistant Professor Level within the first seven (7) years of initial appointment as an Assistant Professor.
  2. Nominee must show contributions to the field of transplantation medicine since gaining independence and must show promise of continued contributions to the field; therefore, the award may be used as a mechanism for career development.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the Basic Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation with signature on institutional letterhead. One of the letters must be written by the nominator.
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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AST Clinical Science Career Development Award

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominee must be an investigator at the Assistant Professor Level within the first seven (7) years of initial appointment as an Assistant Professor.
  2. Nominee must show contributions to the field of transplantation medicine since gaining independence and must show promise of continued contributions to the field; therefore, the award may be used as a mechanism for career development.
  3. Nominee's service to the AST will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  4. Nominee and nominator must be active members of the AST or apply for membership by the submission deadlinewith the expectation that membership will be active before the award review occurs. You can apply for membership here.
  5. No individual can receive the Clinical Science Career Development Award within five years of receiving a previous AST award.

Application requirements:

  1. Nomination application (including nominee’s institution, department, title, email, and phone number)
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation with signature on institutional letterhead. One of the letters must be written by the nominator.
  4. THE APPLICATION CANNOT BE SAVED AS A DRAFT. Applicants must be prepared to complete the application entirely before submitting.

Application Process:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this award.

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