The American Transplant Congress will grant a number of travel awards to assist young investigators to attend the joint meeting.  To be eligible for an award, an individual must be the first author on a submitted abstract, a trainee and as such must be within two (2)  years completion of their training and/or fellowship, in a program in which either an ASTS or AST member is associated.  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.  

The travel award is designed to help off set the expense to attend the meeting.  Therefore, the award applicant must be the presenting author on an abstract and be present at the meeting to receive the award.  No exceptions will be made.  Travel award applicants must upload a letter signed by their training program director requesting travel support and identifying need.  Authors will not be considered for a travel award if the required letter is not attached.