Research in Transplant

Research in Transplant

The Society for Transplant Social Workers strongly encourages members to participate in research. Research grant funding is available to members only. The purpose of these grants is to:

  1. encourage and support the undertaking of research in the field of psychosocial aspects of end organ failure and transplantation
  2. to share the results with the membership.
Grants for New Research

A grant or grants of up to $5,000 per year will be made available from the Society treasury. A committee of up to 5 members will assess grant applications; determine the suitability of applications and the amount of stipend to be given per application. The grant administrator will submit a year end report detailing expenditures to the committee chair. In addition, the committee reserves the right to request receipts. Any unused funding will be returned to the Society at the completion of the study.

  • The principal investigator must be a member of STSW in good standing.
  • The proposed area of study must be one that the committee feels is one of sufficient merit to warrant investigation.
  • The application for submission is available on the STSW website and includes:
    • Title of study
    • Authors
    • Abstract
    • Objectives
    • Setting and Participants
    • Research methodology/ testing format
    • Time frame of study
    • Copy of all materials to be used (e.g., questionnaires, interview protocols, consent forms, cover letters. etc.)
    • IRB approval from all institutions participating in study
    • Detailed explanation of proposed costs with amount of stipend request
    • Any other funding sources or prospects

The completed study must be submitted to Progress in Transplantation for publication evaluation and submitted to the conference planning committee of STSW for presentation at an annual conference within two years of completion or publication. Completed Applications should be sent to the Research Committee Chair:

A. Barrett Gray, LCSW, CCTSW
Liver Transplant Social Worker
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 5027  Chicago, IL 60637
Office: 773-702-5407
Fax: 773-834-3900

Please download and complete a Grant Application for New Research.


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