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Call for Applications: American Society of Transplantation Transplant Nursing Grant
Applications for the AST nursing grant must be submitted by Monday, September 15, 2014. The funding for this grant has been provided by the Wood-MacMillan Foundation.
2015 Transplant Nursing Research Priorities
The AST has identified the following research prioritiy for 2015, and encourages nurses working within this area to apply for funding by the AST:
Preventing late graft failure – cellular and humoral chronic rejection, recurrent and de novo GN
This is a two-year grant ($5,000/year) awarded for studies that focus on topics related to transplant candidate and recipient outcomes and well-being, quality of life, compliance, and aspects of transplant-related drugs that affect patient care (including dosing, side effects, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics). Studies should be designed to answer specific question(s). Preference will be given to prospective studies.
The AST supports a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational research topics. Research topics that involve under-represented areas including minorities, women, and pediatrics are strongly encouraged. The AST also encourages applications from women and minority researchers. Under-represented minority investigators are defined as individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group as determined by the NIH. Established AST members are encouraged to bring this funding opportunity to the attention of a new faculty members performing transplantation research at their institutions and to support their applications.
Please pay particular attention to the eligbility requirements, as requirements vary for different AST grants.
Appointment and Institutional Resources: At the time of the application, the applicant must have a staff position at an accredited medical center or institution of higher learning and be an established member of the transplant team. The applicant’s Administrative Supervisor (or Chief of Transplantation) must write a letter stipulating that the applicant has the institutional resources for conducting independent research (office space, computer, statistical back-up; access to medical records) and the applicant’s Administrative Supervisor must specifically stipulate the amount of protected research time should this grant be awarded.
Membership: The applicant must be an active member of the AST or have submitted a completed membership application by September 15, 2014 (with expectation that membership will be active before the grant review occurs). The applicant's membership dues must be paid by November 1, 2014; otherwise the application will not be considered for funding.The proposed work is to be performed in a North American Medical Center.
Education: The applicant must hold a degree and have completed any advanced training commensurate with their position at the time of the application. Nurses must have sufficient advanced training and experience to perform the proposed work. Applicants can include: staff nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (RN, NP, CRNP, FNP, ACNP), and clinical nurse specialists (CNS).
Citizenship: The applicant must be either: a) US, Canadian, or Mexican citizen; b) a lawfully admitted permanent resident foreign national of the US, Canada, or Mexico with a valid visa during the award period, or c) a foreign national admitted lawfully for residence in the US, Canada, or Mexico during the awarded period. Funding will not be released until visa status is confirmed.
Previous/Additional Funding: An individual cannot apply for the AST nursing grant if he/she has been awarded an AST faculty grant in the past or if the applicant serves as the PI on a previous or current R01, project on a P01 grant, VA Merit award or comparable non-mentored award.