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Research Awards

The AGA Research Foundation provides over $2 million annually to spur discoveries in gastroenterology and hepatology.
$5,400
6 Awards
10 Week Term
These fellowships support undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research to perform 10 weeks of research related to digestive diseases under the mentorship of top investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. The award provides a stipend, funding to offset travel and meal expenses, and opportunities to learn about future training and career options.

Application Deadline:

January 12, 2022

Funding Start Date:

June 1, 2022
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$500-$1,000
14 Awards
1 Year Term
This $500 travel award supports recipients who are graduate students, medical students or medical residents (residents up to postgraduate year three) giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The top scoring abstract will be designated the Student Abstract of the Year and receive a $1,000 award. Four recipients will receive the AGA–Radhika Srinivasan Student Abstract Prize.

Application Opens:

December 1, 2021

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2022
Upcoming: Not Open For Applications
$750
2 Awards
1 Year Term
This $750 travel award supports early career (i.e., 35 years of age or younger at the time of Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)) basic, translational or clinical investigators residing outside North America giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at DDW.

Application Opens:

December 1, 2021

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2022
Upcoming: Not Open For Applications
$500-$1,000
14 Awards
1 Year Term
This $500 travel award supports recipients who are MD, PhD or equivalent fellows giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The top scoring abstract will be designated the Fellow Abstract of the Year and receive a $1,000 award.

Application Opens:

December 1, 2021

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2022
Upcoming: Not Open For Applications
$500
3 Awards
1 Year Term
This $500 travel award supports recipients who are graduate students, medical students, medical residents (residents up to postgraduate year three), clinical or postdoctoral fellows giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The abstract must focus on an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.

Application Opens:

December 1, 2021

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2022
Upcoming: Not Open For Applications
$6,075 - $7,575
6 Awards
10 Month Term
This program supports undergraduate students from racial, ethnic and/or other groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research to perform mentored research related to digestive diseases throughout the academic year. The award provides a stipend, AGA membership, and a travel allowance to attend Digestive Disease Week®.

Application Opens:

February 1, 2022

Application Deadline:

May 4, 2022
Upcoming: Not Open For Applications
$30,000
2 Awards
1 Year Term
This award provides $30,000 for one year to independent investigators at any career stage researching new directions focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Funding for this award is provided by Pfizer, Inc.

Application Opens:

June 23, 2022

Application Deadline:

August 25, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
6 Awards
1 Year Term
This award provides $30,000 for one year to recipients at any career stage establishing new research projects in health and health care disparities in digestive diseases. These research grants are offered through the generosity of supporters of the AGA Giving Day Campaign to fund health disparities research. Funding for these awards is provided by AGA Research Foundation donors; Amgen Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Janssen Biotech, Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; and Pfizer, Inc.

Application Opens:

June 22, 2022

Application Deadline:

August 25, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$300,000
5 Awards
3 Year Term
This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (totaling $300,000) to early-career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in digestive disease research.

Application Opens:

August 12, 2021

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
$300,000
1 Awards
3 Year Term
This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (totaling $300,000) to early-career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in digestive disease research.

Application Opens:

August 12, 2021

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
$300,000
1 Award
3 Year Term
This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (totaling $300,000) to early-career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in celiac disease research.

Application Opens:

August 7, 2021

Application Deadline:

November 10, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
1 Award
1 Year Term
This award provides $30,000 for one year to independent investigators at any career stage to support research on artificial intelligence for applications in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and/or endoscopy. Funding for this award is provided by Medtronic PLC.

Application Opens:

June 22, 2021

Application Deadline:

August 25, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
$40,000
1 Awards
1 Year Term
This award provides $40,000 for one year to an early career investigator who currently holds a federal or non-federal career development award devoted to conducting research related to digestive cancer.

Application Opens:

May 19, 2021

Application Deadline:

July 21, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
$100,000
1 Award
2 Year Term
This award provides $50,000 per year for two years (totaling $100,000) to an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research.

Application Opens:

May 19, 2021

Application Deadline:

July 21, 2021
Closed: Applications Under Review
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