SATA has established a Seed Grant funding mechanism!
The SATA Seed Grant is a one-year $5,000 transplant project starter grant, open to junior faculty members and trainee physician members of the Society. The grant aims to inspire and assist aspiring faculty/trainee physicians who have yet to receive any previous funding to start a transplant-related project. The grant requires the recipient to submit a support letter from the mentoring faculty and the Department Chairperson.
- November 1, 2022 – Announcement of the grant
- December 1, 2022 – Opening of the submission site
- February 28, 2023 – Closure of the submission site
- April 1, 2023 – Announcement of the awardee and send letters of feedback to the other applicants
- April 17, 2023 – Grant presentation at SATA National Meeting in Denver, CO
- July 1, 2023 – Grant initiation
- December 31, 2023 – submission of the mid-term report
- June 30, 2023 – submission of the final report
- Be a current member of the SATA.
- Have received no prior non-departmental (“outside”) research funding.
- Be within 10 years of starting an academic career.
- Present an original project idea.
- Name a mentor and submit a mentoring plan.
- Have the full support of the Departmental Chair, who must sign off on the grant application and agree to grant the applicant additional non-clinical time, if awarded.
- Submit a budget plan. This grant does not cover overhead or salaries, as it is a starter grant. While the SATA seed grant cannot be applied to salary support, it can be used to support costs for professional services from salaried professionals that are essential for the planning or execution of the project (e.g. statistician fees).
- Agree to present the completed study (or a progress report) at the SATA National Meeting following the award, including a financial report detailing how the grant was used.
- Submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for publication, with acknowledgement of SATA Seed Grant funding.
Application requirements, instructions, and process.
Grant application will include the following and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Bio sketch of the applicant (click to download).
- Bio sketch of the mentor(s) (click to download) (if the PI is a trainee or a junior faculty member)
- A personal statement (part of bio sketch).
- Title, Investigators, and Abstract (250-word limit) to briefly describe the study and the intent of the study.
- Detailed project plan – should include Objective, Background, Hypothesis, Aims, Methods and Materials, Timeline, Pitfalls and Solutions, Significance, and References.
- Budget and Budget Justification (please consider that the grant does not cover overhead or investigator’s salaries).
- Mentoring plan
- Letters of support and commitment from:
- The chair
The application process will consist of one phase review process. The SATA Scientific Advisory Committee will review all applications.
Scientific Advisory Committee includes SATA Council members and the Chair(s) of the Research Committee.
Click here to download a copy of the grading matrix. The committee will read and grade all the proposals, discuss the studies, and select the winner. We use the scoring tool to standardize the scoring. We provide you with a written critique with feedback for all the applicants.
Reporting and Award Requirements
There must be progress reports six months and one year after the receipt of the grant:
The 6-month report should be brief (less than two pages) and include the following:
- Progress made to date (including expenses),
- Difficulties encountered or anticipated roadblocks, as well as plans to mitigate them,
- Identification and explanation of any changes made from the original proposal.
- The committee will then review the progress report and help resolve problems that arise to help ensure the success of the grant recipient.
The awardee must provide the 1-year report for the SEA BOD to review one month before the spring meeting. The report will include the following:
- A summary of the objective and the results of the study,
- Any changes in the study or mentorship,
- Publication or abstracts that have been generated from the study,
- A financial report detailing how the awardee spent the grant money,
- Award of further funding.
The grant will be awarded to the grant recipient’s institution. All expenses funded by the grant are to be paid by the institution, and any unused funds are to be returned to SATA. The SATA and its auditors reserve the right to receive upon request documentation and itemized receipts for the expenses.
Record Keeping by SATA Management
We will establish a SATA Seed Grant web page on the SATA website. The website information will include a grant description, application materials, and a record of past awards and outcomes (further funding, publications, promotion, etc.).
Contact one of the SAC Members:
- Tetsuro Sakai email@example.com
- Gebhard Wagener firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dieter Adelmann Dieter.Adelmann@ucsf.edu
- Sher-Lu Pai email@example.com