In order to allay prohibitive costs and grow ASTCT’s Affiliate membership, the Society is pleased to offer travel grants for members of the Nursing, APP, Social Work, and Pharmacy SIGs to the 2023 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT® and CIBMTR™. This program will offer two travel grants of $1500 each to four select SIGs (Advanced Practice Professionals; Nursing; Social Work; and Pharmacy), reimbursable post-meeting, for the Meetings, taking place February 15-19, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. If you are interested in being considered for one of these awards, please complete this application. Applications are due by 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday, November 25, 2022 with notifications to follow 21 days after the close of applications. Applications will be reviewed by the SIG Steering Committees. Applicants with accepted abstracts (who are eligible for abstract travel grants) are not eligible for the SIG travel grants.

Eligibility for the grants comprises:
  • Membership in the Advanced Practice Professionals; Nursing; Social Work; or Pharmacy SIGs
  • ASTCT membership
  • Personal statement including the following items:
    • Description of current employment status
    • Statement of financial need that indicates no other financial support to attend the meeting
    • Description of the applicant’s expected contributions to the Annual Meeting, and the anticipated benefits of attendance
  • Current CV
  • One letter of recommendation from a colleague or supervisor advocating for your attendance at the Meetings.
  • Possession of the following SIG-specific criteria:
    • Nursing
      • Currently employed as a registered nurse working in blood or marrow transplantation (BMT) with a minimum of 75% devoted to direct patient care.
      • For both grants, preference will be given to non-advanced practice (bedside) nurses. 
      • For one of the two grants, preference will be given to a nurse with less than 5 years of experience in BMT.
    • Advanced Practice Professional
      • PA-C, CNS, APN, or APRN
      • Any licensure under the APP umbrella is eligible for consideration.
    • Pharmacy
      • PharmD
    • Social Work
      • MSW

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* 1. Please enter your contact information

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* 2. Are you a current ASTCT Member?

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* 3. To which SIG do you belong?

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* 4. Current position at your institution?

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* 5. Have you attended other Tandem Meetings?

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* 6. Briefly describe your practice environment (facility, numbers and types of patients) and your role, including your daily responsibilities.

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* 7. Where do you see your professional career taking you in the next 5-10 years?

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* 8. Please list your involvement in other activities, volunteering, or societal memberships related to transplantation and cellular therapy.              

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* 9. Please upload your CV

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* 10. Please upload your Letter of Reference

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* 11. Please upload your personal statement. This should include a description of current employment status; statement of financial needs that indicates no other financial support to attend the Meetings; and a description of the applicant’s expected contribution to the Annual Meeting and anticipated benefits of attendance.

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