The Women in Transplantation (WIT) initiative of The Transplantation Society (TTS), with the support of Industry Partners, we will offer one grant open to faculty working in low or middle income countries. In the hope this will spur exciting international collaborations and build more research capacity in lower resource settings, this special grant will allow transplant professionals working in these areas to work with an experienced mentor from among the WIT membership to address an important question within their own unique context.
The Women in Transplantation Initiative of TTS will provide funding to an individual investigator to support research in sex and gender issues in solid organ transplantation and immunology. The spectrum of studies includes basic, clinical and translational. This individual must work in a low or middle income country as defined by the OECD. The applicant must identify a research mentor from within the WIT membership who has a track record of expertise in transplantation or immunology research.