Grants & Awards

Career Development Awards

The American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy's Career Development Awards support members whose careers in gene and cell therapy are working towards independence. In 2019, six recipients will receive grants of $50,000 with awards totaling $300,000. Applications are open June 1 – August 1.

Annual Meeting Award Opportunities

Outstanding Achievement Award

The ASGCT Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes an ASGCT Member who has achieved a pioneering research success, a specific high impact accomplishment, or a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy.  It is the Society’s highest honor.

Outstanding New Investigator Awards

Several Outstanding New Investigators are recognized each year based on their contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy. Investigators from academia, research foundations, government, and industry are all eligible to be nominated for awards.

Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Award

Named for its inaugural co-recipient and tireless gene therapy advocate, the Society’s Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Award recognizes a person or group that has consistently fostered and enhanced the field of gene and cell therapy through governmental agencies, public policy groups, public education, or non-governmental charitable organizations.

Meritorious Abstract Travel Awards

ASGCT supports the travel of approximately 150 Associate Members each year through the Meritorious Abstract Travel Award program.  Recipients will receive a certificate and a travel reimbursement stipend of up to $500 for domestic awardees and $600 for international awardees to the 21st Annual Meeting.

Excellence in Research Award

Each year the ASGCT Abstract Review Committee for the Annual Meeting selects the top six abstracts submitted by students and fellows to receive Excellence in Research Awards.

Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards

The top poster presentations from each of the three poster sessions that occur during the ASGCT Annual Meeting are awarded Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards.

Underrepresented Minority Travel Awards

First introduced in 2016, the ASGCT Underrepresented Minority Travel Awards honor and support ASGCT Associate Members who submitted abstracts to the Annual Meeting.


ASGCT Policy Summit

November 4 – 6 | Washington D.C.