ASTCT 2024 International Trainee Observership Application

Starts:  Jan 22, 2024 08:00 (CT)
Ends:  Feb 19, 2024 17:00 (CT)
Applications to the ASTCT International Trainee Observership program is now open. This program will allow one international trainee from a lower middle income or low income country to participate in a four-week long observership to foster relationships and strengthen international applications of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and related cellular therapies.

The observership will take place at Washington University in St. Louis from January 22 through February 19, 2024, where the Scholar will observe patient care and engage in discussion with top physicians in the field, but not provide any direct patient care. The areas of observation may include diagnosis of disorders; pre-transplant assessments and conditioning regimens; donor selection; stem cell collection and manipulation in patents; outpatient post-transplant monitoring; as well as development of clinical research in BMT and cellular therapy.

All of the Scholar’s costs, including lodging, board, return flight, visa, and health insurance will be covered by the scholarship and arranged through the ASTCT Headquarters. Scholars will have the opportunity to attend the 2024 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR in San Antonio to conclude the observership. 

Eligibility Requirements:
In order for your application to be considered by the Committee, you must meet the following eligibility criteria.
  • A citizen of and practice in a country that is considered lower middle income or lower income by the World Bank.
  • A trainee or junior faculty within 5 years or less of graduating from your terminal degree/training program.
  • Enrolled in or have completed a hematology, oncology, immunology, or transplant training program.

The applicant need to provide the following during the application process:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
    • Describe your experience in hematopoietic cell transplantation
    • What you want to gain from the experience
    • How you will implement that at your home institution
    • 3 objectives you would like to meet through this scholarship
  • Letter of support from home institution
Applications will be due Friday, July 28, to give ample time to arrange transportation, housing, and board. Applications will be reviewed by the ASTCT Committee on International Affairs, with finalists being announced via email in September.