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Research Scholar Awards: Applications now open

Apply now and see how Josephine Ni, MD, was able to use her award as a launching pad for a successful career in research.

Since 1984, the Research Scholar Award (RSA) has served as the AGA Research Foundation’s most prestigious award and has provided career development funding for an elite group of researchers.

These three-year, $300,000 awards help protect 75 percent of an investigator’s time for research, helping drive important scientific advancements in GI and keeping early career members in the field. This year, we are pleased to offer an RSA focused on pancreatic cancer, one on celiac disease and five on any topic in digestive disease research.

But receiving an AGA RSA is not just about funding a research project, it’s often a launching pad for a successful career in research. Meet one of our success stories — Josephine Ni, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania — who recently secured two grants to continue her work: an NIDDK K08 grant and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award.

“I hope that my work on understanding intestinal colonization will allow us to engineer the microbiota in predictable ways, paving the way to exclude enteropathogens, deliver specific compounds, and prevent dysbiosis.” -Dr. Ni

All AGA members conducting clinical, basic or translational research are encouraged to apply.

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