Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards

The Transplantation Society (TTS), along with collaboration of national and international societies, acknowledges the contribution of basic science to the field of transplantation. The International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards for the 28th International Congress of the Transplantation Society (TTS 2020) – Seoul, South Korea, September 12-16, 2020.

The Transplantation Society celebrates the contributions of basic science to the field of transplantation with the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards to recognize the efforts of scientists who have advanced our understanding of transplantation science and fostered the development of the young investigators who will be the future leaders in our field.


  1. Foster the training of new young investigators in the basic science of transplantation
  2. Promote research in the basic science of transplantation
  3. Encourage dialog and interactions between trainees and established investigators at the TTS 2020 Congress


  • Mentee must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or receiving training as a post-doctoral fellow within 5 years of receiving his/her PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree, at the time of application, whichever is most recent. Mentee must be conducting basic science/laboratory research, and be the first and presenting author of a submitted abstract (either oral or poster) at the TTS 2020 Congress.
  • Mentor must be an internationally or nationally recognized basic scientist, with a strong record of past achievements in the field of transplantation at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The mentor must be the senior author of the same accepted abstract (either oral or poster) as the TTS 2020 Congress.
  • Transplantation science is broadly defined as work in transplantation biology ranging from pertinent basic immunology, animal studies or translational research that involves materials from human patients. Basic science on all types of organ, tissue, and cell transplants will be considered. Clinical Science including Clinical Trials or Clinical Outcomes Investigations is excluded.
  • Mentee and Mentor must be active members in good standing of TTS and the National or International Society they are applying for.
  • Please note that both Mentee and Mentor MUST ATTEND the TTS 2020 Congress and the networking event organized by the Transplantation Science Committee of TTS. Applicants not present at the networking event will be disqualified and will not receive the award. (There will be no exceptions).


  • Evidence of Abstract Submission to TTS 2020 Congress
  • Letter from Department Chair confirming the training status of the Mentee.


  • Deadline: February 18, 2020
  • List Abstracts submitted to TTS 2020 Congress
  • Upload letter from Department Chair

All information will be saved in a secure, password protected environment.

IMPORTANT: No applications or supplementary documents will be accepted after the submission deadline.

When the application is complete, the applicant will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail with a confirmation number. Applicants are advised to print and keep the confirmation notice as proof of the nomination submission.


The Transplantation Science Sub-Committee will review the applications received by the submission deadline. Nominees will be notified of the outcome by (insert date). Recipients will be awarded during the International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Networking Event during the TTS 2020 Congress (date and time to be confirmed).


  • The International Transplantation Science Mentee-Mentor Travel Awards are intended to support mentee-mentor attendance and participation at TTS 2020 Congress.
  • The registration fee for the Mentor (member, early bird fees only) will be reimbursed after the Congress, only if requested. Mentors must pay the registration fee; if the registration is paid from another party your registration fee will not be refunded.
  • If budget allows, up to 25 Mentee-Mentor Awards will be awarded, based on the scientific excellence of the accepted abstract. Contingent upon having qualified applicants, there will be at least one award to each of the six geographical regions: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East-Africa, North America and Oceania.
  • Each Mentee-Mentor team can only receive one award.
  • Funds will be issued to the recipient and funds are not transferable from one recipient to another.

Requirements For Receiving The Award:

Awardees are required to submit a short summary of their experience at the Congress (300 words), and include a profile picture that can be used for Section Congress websites and/or Section promotion within two weeks of the completion of the Congress. Funds will not be transferred until the summary and profile picture are received.