Awards - Grants & Scholarships



GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


The Purpose of the ISHLT Grants and Awards Program is to support research training in heart and lung transplantation as well as end-stage heart and lung disease so as to encourage the development of clinical or basic science research in transplantation. Over the years, we have been able to provide these awards through the generous support of many companies, including CSL Behring, Novartis, Roche, Astellas, XDx, Encysive, Gilead, Thoratec and CoTherix, and through the hard work of the ISHLT Grants and Awards Committee.


GRANTS


ISHLT Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award - ISHLT issues one Norman E. Shumway Career Development Award every year. Each award is in the amount of $160,000. The funding period is for two years ($80,000 per year). The Norman E. Shumway Career Development award is aimed to support the rising stars of basic, clinical or translational research at a critical time in their independent research career. The awardee will have already established a track record in the field of heart or lung transplantation, the failing heart or lungs or mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further develop their career in one of these areas.

ISHLT Joel D. Cooper Career Development Award - ISHLT issues one Joel D. Cooper Career Development Award every year. Each award is in the amount of $160,000. The funding period is for two years ($80,000 per year). The Joel D. Cooper Career Development award is aimed to support the rising stars of basic, clinical or translational research at a critical time in their independent research career. The awardee will have already established a track record in the field of heart or lung transplantation, the failing heart of lungs or mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further develop their career in one of these areas.

ISHLT Nursing Research Grant Award - ISHLT issues two grants annually, each in the amount of up to $12,000. The PI must be a member of ISHLT. The PI must be at least bachelor's prepared. The PI may be a beginning or established researcher. An individual who is a PI on multiple studies is eligible for funding for any of the studies. The grant may be for new or ongoing research. A grant will be awarded to the same study for a maximum of two times.

ISHLT Research Fellowship Award - ISHLT issues one Research Fellowship Award annually in the amount of $40,000. The funding period is for one year. The applicant or the applicant's chief of staff/research project director must be a member of the ISHLT in good standing at the time of application and throughout the period of funding. The applicant must have either an MD or PhD/DSc or equivalent degree and be in a clinical or post-doctoral training program and not yet have attained specialty Board certification / accreditation / faculty level appointment (Assistant Professor equivalent or above)/salaried senior staff position (or equivalent) during the period of the award.

ISHLT Transplant Registry Early Career Award - ISHLT issues up to five Transplant Registry Early Career Awards annually.  Each award is in the amount of up to $7,500.  The funding period is for one year.  The applicant or the applicant's chief of staff/research project director must be a member of ISHLT in good standing at the time of application and throughout the period of funding.  The applicant must have attained fellowship or junior faculty level (Instructor or Assistant Professor Equivalent) appointment prior to the period of award. Please refer to the "Past Recipients" page on this website for examples of funded projects.

ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in MCS Translational Research Sponsored by HeartWare (Formerly the ISHLT/HeartWare Award for Translational Research in Mechanical Circulatory Support) - The purpose of this Award is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure. The Award is aimed to support rising stars in the field of mechanical circulatory support at a critical time in their career. The Award recipient will have already established a track record in the field of mechanical circulatory support and will aim to further develop their career in this area. The intent is that the Award will be for a junior faculty position dedicated to a career in the use of MCS as a treatment option for heart failure. It is anticipated that the individual will be clinician or clinician scientist at an active VAD/transplant program with a faculty appointment in either cardiology or cardiac surgery. The applicant must have Board certification or be Board eligible (within their stated field). The applicant must have achieved such no more than 3 years prior to the date of application, and the applicant must have an academic appointment at a University or other accredited institution of higher learning.


SCHOLARSHIPS


ISHLT International Travelling Scholarship Award - The purpose of this award is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and techniques regarding heart and lung transplantation and the treatment of end stage heart and lung failure and to build relationships between individuals, institutions, and countries. The Scholarships may be used to learn new techniques in the clinic, operating room, or laboratory or just to experience first-hand how others deal with challenging problems. Each award will be in a amount of up to $6,000, and ISHLT will fund a maximum of ten Travelling Scholarships annually. ALL members of the Society are eligible to apply for a Scholarship.


RECIPIENTS:

Links to current and past grants and scholarships recipients can be accessed by clicking on the below links:

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