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November 7, 2018

Research Scholar Award open for applications

Submit your application by Dec. 14 to be considered for these grants from the AGA Research Foundation.

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Calling all junior faculty: the deadline is fast approaching to submit your application for an AGA Research Scholar Award (RSA). The AGA Research Foundation supports investigators in all areas of research — basic, clinical and translational — and encourages you to submit your science for consideration.

By applying for an AGA grant, you are opening an opportunity to:

    • Have protected time for research.
    • Set up your lab and gather preliminary data that will be critical as you develop future funding proposals.
    • Start defining your own scientific niche, different from that of your mentor(s).

If your goal is to become a GI researcher, an AGA grant will allow you to devote time to building your career.

The following awards will close on Dec. 14, 2018: 


AGA Research Scholar Award
AGA-Bern Schwartz Family Fund Research Scholar Award in Pancreatic Cancer
AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
New: AGA-Shire Research Scholar Award in Functional GI and Motility Disorders
AGA-Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Research Scholar Award in Pediatric Genomics


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Your questions answered 
To help you get started, review frequently asked questions about the RSA application process. Have a question that’s not listed here? Post it in the AGA Community and our research awards manager will respond to your question within one business day.






Junior faculty guide to preparing a research grant 
In the October issue of The New Gastroenterologist, 2015 AGA RSA recipients Arthur Beyder, MD, PhD, and Christina Twyman-Saint Victor, MD, provide tips for their junior faculty colleagues that have helped them train for their marathon in research.





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