The application portal will open September 3, 2024.

New Eligibility Criteria: To apply, you must be an ACG Member.

Tips for Applying for the Leonidas Berry
Health Equity Research Award

How to Apply for the ACG/ASGE Epidemiological
Research Award

Apply for Funding

Junior Faculty Development Award

  • $450k/3-year award ($150k/year)
  • 50% protected time and career development
  • Provides support for junior investigators working toward independent careers in clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology
  • Requirements:
  • ACG Member at the time of application
  • U.S. or Canadian physicians (MD, MBBS, or DO)
  • Junior Faculty: < 7 years out of fellowship training
  • Full-time faculty positions in the GI or hepatology department at a university, medical school or health care institution at the time of funding
  • NOT for established investigators

Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award

  • $300k/2-year award ($150k/year)
  • 30% protected time
  • Provides support for established investigators with bridge funding for clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology
  • Requirements:
  • Complete Pre-qualification application
  • ACG Member at time of application
  • U.S. or Canadian physicians or equivalent (e.g., MD, DO, MBBS)
  • Full-time faculty at the time of application
  • > 8 years out of fellowship or terminal training program
  • Evidence of recently (within 3 years) concluded federal grant in clinical or translational GI or hepatology.
  • Must demonstrate one of the following: 1) Evidence of ongoing application to renew federal funding OR 2) Evidence of new federal application to be re-submitted.
  • NOT for early career investigators or fellows-in-training

Leonidas Berry Health Equity Research Award

  • $75k/2-year award (50k year-one, 25k year-two based on progress)
  • Research to produce actionable science that will translate to reducing health and/or healthcare disparities thereby promoting health equity
  • Requirements:
  • ACG Membership at time of application
  • U.S. or Canadian physicians (MD or DO)
  • Full-time faculty position at university, med school or other healthcare institution at time of application OR attending physicians who have completed all of their training and are practicing gastroenterology or hepatology in a community practice
  • Pilot data required
  • NOT for fellows-in-training

ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • $50k/ 1- or 2-year award
  • Research using the GIQuIC registry
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2024 AT 5:00 PM CST
  • Requirements:
  • ACG or ASGE Member at time of application
  • Letter of support from GIQuIC and any registries being utilized (submit request by November 4 to: research@giquic.org)
  • Include cost of data extraction, cleaning and analysis in the proposal
  • U.S. or Canadian physicians or clinical researchers (MD, DO, PhD)
  • Fellows-in-training must include a letter of support from:
    1. Research mentor
    2. Division Chief confirming trainee’s ongoing appointment and position for the duration of the grant. (If not guaranteed, a contingency plan is required)

Clinical Research Award

  • $50k/1 year award
  • Preliminary data required
  • Research to support innovative patient-oriented research with direct applicability to clinical care
  • Requirements:
  • ACG Member at time of application
  • U.S., Canadian, and International Members eligible
  • Open to Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants
  • Physician, PhD, or equivalent (e.g., MD, DO, MBBS, PhD)
  • GI or hepatology fellows (with a mentor)
  • Pilot data required
  • NOT for residents or medical students

Clinical Research Pilot Awards

  • $15k/1 year award
  • Research to support innovative patient-oriented research and encourage clinical research among trainees and junior faculty
  • Requirements:
  • ACG Member at time of application
  • U.S., Canadian, and International Members eligible
  • Open to Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants
  • Physician, PhD, or equivalent (e.g., MD, DO, MBBS, PhD)
  • GI or hepatology fellows (with a mentor)
  • No Pilot Data Required (if pilot data is available, choose a different grant category: Clinical Research Award)
  • NOT for residents or medical students

Resident Clinical Research Award

  • $10k/1 year award
  • Research to support innovative patient-oriented research with direct applicability to clinical care
  • Award recipients are eligible for reimbursements of approved expenses for attending the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting (covered separate from the award)
  • Requirements:
  • Internal Medicine Residents in their first or second year of training in the U.S. or Canada
  • Pediatrics Residents in their first or second year of training in the U.S. or Canada
  • Mentor must be an ACG Member in good standing at time of application

Medical Student Research Award

  • $5k/6-10 week award
  • Funding to support short-term summer research experiences in gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Award recipients are eligible for reimbursements of approved expenses for attending the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting (covered separate from the award)
  • Requirements:
  • U.S. or Canadian Medical Student
  • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year students at a U.S. or Canadian Medical School or School of Osteopathy
  • Mentor must be an ACG Member in good standing at time of application

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