The Society for Transplant Social Workers strongly encourages members to develop and conduct their own research projects or participate in research efforts within their transplant program. The Society also promotes research by forwarding vetted research surveys to our membership on psychosocial topics.
In order to promote social work research in organ transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, STSW offers a $5000 research grant to fund the efforts of our members. The purposes of these grants are to: a) Encourage and support the undertaking of research in the field of psychosocial aspects of end organ failure and transplantation and b) Promote the publication of STSW members’ research findings in Progress in Transplantation.
A grant or grants of up to $5,000 will be made available from the Society treasury upon approval of the grant application. The STSW Research Chairs and committee will review the grant applications to determine the suitability of applications. The Executive Committee will grant final approval of the project and the amount of the stipend. The applicant will submit a year-end report detailing expenditures to the STSW Research Committee Chairs. The committee reserves the right to request receipts. Any unused funding will be returned to the Society at the completion of the study.
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 three years of grant receipt. Completed applications should be sent to one of the Research Committee Co-Chairs:
Kate Artin, LCSW, CCTSW, CCSW-MCS
Transplant Case Manager
UNC Center for Transplant Care / UNC Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Colleen Satarino, LMSW, CCTSW
Kidney Pancreas Transplant Social Worker
University of Michigan Transplant Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
L 1252 WH
Ann Arbor, MI 48109