The ROTRF completed its first competition in March 1999, thanks to its outstanding panel of Scientific Advisors. The unique challenges posed by a worldwide competition to grant a small number of awards were addressed via a fully electronic submission process for letters of intent, followed by a full paper grant application. This system allowed adjudication by a busy panel of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) members, without requiring face-to-face meetings.

The Board of Trustees made the final decisions based upon the recommendations of the SAC members.

Both the Board of Trustees and the Committee have been very pleased with the quality of the applicants and their submissions, and look forward to the coming cycle.

The ROTRF welcomes any feedback or creative suggestions to assist the Foundation in accomplishing its stated mission in advancing the field of solid organ transplantation.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees

Phil Halloran