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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 (instructor or assistant professor) 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

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 practicing gastroenterologist/ hepatologist 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
  • Requirements:
  • ACG or ASGE Member at time of application
  • Letter of support from GIQuIC and any registries being utilized (submit request by November 6 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
  • New! Open to Nurse Practitioners or Physicians 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
  • New! Open to Nurse Practitioners or Physicians 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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