The Medawar Prize

The Medawar Prize, named after Society co-founder Sir Peter Medawar, is recognized as the world's highest dedicated award for the most outstanding contributions in the field of transplantation. The Medawar Prize has been awarded at each of our Society's biennial Congresses since 1990.

The award recognizes the outstanding investigators whose contributions have had such a profound influence on the field of organ transplantation. The Medawar Prize is universally considered to be commensurate with the most outstanding world prizes for scientific achievement.

TTS Thomas Starzl Innovation Award

The TTS Starzl Innovation Award is named after Tom Starzl who was best known for his contributions to the field of organ transplantation, and often referred to as the “father of transplantation”. The award recognizes individuals who, though advanced and original work, have contributed significantly to transplantation, thereby reflecting the spirit pioneered by Dr. Starzl.

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TTS Recognition Awards

Awarded at every TTS Congress

These awards recognize individuals who have made a major international impact in the field of transplantation. The awards are given out at each International Congress of The Transplantation Society.

Women in Transplantation Awards

Awarded at every TTS Congress

The Women in Transplantation Steering Committee have created the Woman Leader in Transplantation Award to recognize a woman who has helped further the field of transplantation through research, policies, leadership, initiatives or other regarded contributions. The Unsung Hero Award will be presented to one woman who has had an extraordinary impact in transplantation through community service, volunteering, mentorship or other community based activity. Both Awards are presented during the presidential address at the TTS International Congress.

Young Investigator Awards

Awarded at TTS Congresses

The Young Investigator Awards are given to recipients who have submitted abstracts to the International Congress of The Transplantation Society and received the highest scores from an international panel of reviewers.

International Basic and Translation Science Mentee-Mentor Awards

Awarded Annually

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

Transplantation Science Committee Awards

Awarded Annually

The Transplantation Science Committee (TSC) of The Transplantation Society (TTS) will award the first two new prestigious annual prizes to the best basic science and translational science papers published in Transplantation.

TTS Congress Scientific Awards

Travel Grants

The Transplantation Society provides travel grants for young investigators and for those with financial difficulties who are members of The Transplantation Society.

TTS Research Grants Program

Research Grants

TTS provides funding for individual investigators to support their research in transplantation.

Call For Proposals will be announced Q1 of 2024



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