A total of 170 applications for funding have been reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation. The ROTRF, which was launched at the International Society for Organ Transplantation meeting in Montreal in July 1998, has received applications from a wide range of countries.

Of these applications, 15 have been invited to submit full paper submissions. The largest number of applications (73) was received from the USA, with Canada second at 15. The greatest number of applications from a European country was 15 (Germany and England).

In this first cycle, 3 Million Swiss Francs have been disbursed for funds in total.