Notifications on awards will be sent by February 23, 2018.

The American Transplant Congress will grant a number of Awards to assist young investigators for outstanding work to attend the joint meeting.  This award is designed to recognize a young investigator and to help off set the expense to attend the meeting.  


To be eligible for an award, the following criteria must be met:

  • An individual must be the first author on a submitted abstract and must present the abstract during ATC 2018;
  • An individual must be a Trainee within (2) years completion of their training and/or fellowship in a program in which either an ASTS or AST member is associated;
  • A signed letter from the Trainee's program director identifying and requesting travel support need uploaded at the time of abstract submission.


Selection is based on the following:

  • Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence as determined by the Joint Planning Committee; 
  • Authors will not be considered for a travel award if the required letter is not attached;
  • No exceptions will be made should the criteria above not be met.