Awards & Grants

ASTCT Awards and Grants

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an eminent scientist or physician who has made continuing contributions to the BMT field through the advancement of knowledge via basic or clinical science.

Public Service Award

The Public Service Award, presented at each year’s Annual Meeting, recognizes an individual outside the ASTCT membership who has advanced the interests of the BMT field or has given special service to the patients and families that we serve. The honoree receives a plaque, along with expenses to attend the Annual Meeting.

BBMT Editorial Awards

Abstracts submitted to Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, ASTCT's monthly journal, are eligible for one of three editorial awards. These awards, which include a $5,000 prize, are conferred by BBMT Editor-in-Chief Robert Korngold, M.D., and are presented at a special awards ceremony at the TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR.

E. Donnall Thomas Lecture

The E. Donnall Thomas Lecture, presented at each year’s Annual Meeting, recognizes an eminent physician or scientist, either a clinician or an investigator, who has contributed meritoriously to the advancement of knowledge in blood and marrow transplantation. The lecturer does not necessarily have to be a member of ASTCT. The honoree receives a plaque, along with expenses to attend the Annual Meeting.

New Investigator Awards

The New Investigator Awards are designed to encourage clinical or laboratory research by young investigators in the BMT and cellular therapy fields. The award — $30,000 per year, typically for two years — preferably is to be used to support the investigator’s salary for his or her research effort. Alternatively, the award may be used for direct support of research costs.

Pharmacy SIG Awards

The ASTCT Pharmacy SIG honors their membership with three annual awards. 

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an ASTCT Pharmacy SIG member who has made a significant impact in the field hematopoietic stem cell transplant and has been in practice for at least 10 years.
  • The New Practitioner Award is presented to an ASTCT Pharmacy SIG member who is within the first 5 years of his/her career and who has made significant contributions to the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
  • The Excellence in Advocacy Award is awarded to an ASTCT Pharmacy SIG member who has made a significant impact in the field of pharmacy in hematopoietic stem cell transplant through patient and/or practice advocacy. 
  • The New Investigator Award is designed to encourage clinical, laboratory/translational medicine, pharmacoeconomic, or health services research by young investigators in the field of blood and marrow transplantation. The award, $25,000 per year for two years, may be used for direct support of research costs and/or to support the investigator’s salary for his or her research effort. For more information, please contact info@astct.org

Transplant Nursing SIG Awards

ASTCT honors transplant nurses with two annual awards:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an ASTCT Nursing SIG member who has made a significant impact in the field of BMT nursing and has been in practice for at least 10 years.
  • The Clinical Excellence Award is presented to a nurse who has made a significant impact in the field of BMT nursing or achieved a professional milestone.

For more information about these awards, email Jennifer Frith at jennifer.frith@duke.edu.

Travel Grants for the TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR

ASTCT In-Training Members can apply for travel grants to attend the TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR.

"A travel grant might be an attractive first step for recruiting a young clinician or investigator to consider our field," said Corey Cutler, M.D., MPH, former chair of the ASTCT Committee on Young Clinicians and Investigators. "You may have someone in mind right now who would be an ideal candidate for a career in BMT."

“Attending ASBMT was of critical importance for my developing career. It allowed me to experience the breadth and depth of the cutting edge research going on in our field. I left the meeting with a better sense of where the field is moving over the coming years. Without grant support, it would have been difficult for me to attend the meeting.” Jeremy Rubinstein, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.