2014 International Transplantation Science
Mentee / Mentor Awards

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The Transplantation Society (TTS), along with collaboration of
National and International Societies, acknowledges the contribution of
basic science to the field of Transplantation.

The International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards for the
2014 World Transplant Congress (WTC) in San Francisco, CA, USA from July 26-31, 2014.

Deadline to submit: March 21, 2014


The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards by recognizing the efforts of basic scientists, who have advanced our understanding of transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients, and the young investigators who will be the future leaders in transplantation.

The goals of these Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards are to:

  1. Foster the training of new young investigators in the basic science of transplantation
  2. Promote research in the basic science of transplantation
  3. Encourage dialog and interactions between trainees and established investigators at the WTC 2014 Congress.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mentee must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or receiving training as a post-doctoral fellow within 5 years of receiving his/her PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree, at the time of application, whichever is most recent. Mentee must be conducting basic science/laboratory research, and be the first and presenting author of a submitted abstract (either oral or poster) at the WTC 2014 Congress.
  • Mentor must be an internationally or nationally recognized basic scientist, with a strong record of past achievements in the field of transplantation at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The mentor must be the senior author of the same submitted abstract (either oral or poster) as the WTC 2014 Congress.
  • Transplantation science is broadly defined as work in transplantation biology ranging from pertinent basic immunology, animal studies or translational research that involves materials from human patients. Basic science on all types of organ, tissue, and cell transplants will be considered. Clinical Science including Clinical Trials or Clinical Outcomes Investigations is excluded.
  • Mentee and Mentor must be active members of TTS and the National or International Society whose awards they are applying for (list above), or have submitted applications for membership by the submission deadline. TTS Membership application must be completed with no outstanding fees; otherwise, the applicants will be disqualified and not considered for funding.
  • Please note that both Mentee and Mentor must attend the WTC 2014 Congress in San Francisco and the network event organized by the Transplantation Science Committee of TTS. Applicants not present at the network event will be disqualified and not receive funding. (There will be no exceptions).

Application requirements:

  • Evidence of Abstract Submission to WTC 2014 Congress.
  • Letter from Department Chair confirming the training status of the Mentee.

Application Process:

  • Deadline: March 21, 2014.
  • Upload Abstract submitted to WTC 2014 Congress
  • Upload letter from Department Chair

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

When the application is complete, the applicant will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail with a confirmation number. Applicants are advised to print and keep the confirmation notice as proof of the nomination submission.

Review Process:

The Transplantation Science Committee will review the applications received by the submission deadline. Nominees will be notified of the outcome by May 2, 2014. Recipients will be awarded during the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Networking Event during the WTC 2014 Congress in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Funding Guidelines:

  • The International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards are intended to support mentee-mentor attendance and participation in the WTC 2014 Congress in in San Francisco, CA, USA. Each award to the Mentee will be in the amount of  $1,250 USD for applicants from North America and $2,000 USD for all applicants from other regions.
  • The registration fee for the Mentor will be reimbursed after the meeting, only if requested. Mentors must pay the registration fee; if the registration is paid from another party your registration fee will not be refunded.
  • If budget allows, up to 21 Mentee-Mentor Awards will be awarded, based on the scientific excellence of the accepted abstract. Contingent upon having qualified applicants, there will be at least one award to each of the six geographical regions: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East-Africa, North America and Oceania.
  • Each Mentee-Mentor team can only receive one award.
  • Funds will be issued to the recipient and funds are not transferable from one recipient to another.

Participating Societies

Sole Funding

TTS Short Logo The Transplantation Society (2 Awards)

Jointly funded with TTS

CST new colour logo Canadian Society of Transplantation (2 Awards)
dtg_2 Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft (2 Awards)
esot European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) (1 Award)
ilts International Liver Transplantation Society (4 Award)
ishlt The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (2 Awards)
jst logo Japan Society for Transplantation (2 Awards)
sft Société Francophone de Transplantation (2 Awards)
thai transplantation society Thai Transplantation Society (2 Awards)
tsanz_2 The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand

(2 Awards)

Deadline to submit: March 21, 2014