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Research Awards

The AGA Research Foundation provides over $2 million annually to spur discoveries in gastroenterology and hepatology.
$500
4 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 fellows or postdoctoral fellows giving abstract-based oral or poster presentations at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) that communicate research into health or health care disparities.

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2024

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2024
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$500-$1,000
19 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 Deadline:

February 22, 2024

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2024
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$500-$1,000
19 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 Deadline:

February 22, 2024

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2024
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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 Deadline:

February 22, 2024

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2024
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$6,200
6 Awards
10 Week Term
These summer undergraduate research fellowships (SURF) 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 and opportunities to learn about future training and career options.

Application Opens:

October 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2024
Closed: Applications Under Review
$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:

October 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

February 1, 2024
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 10, 2023

Application Deadline:

December 5, 2023
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., instructor, assistant professor) working toward an independent translational research career in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.

Application Opens:

August 10, 2023

Application Deadline:

December 5, 2023
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
5 Awards
1 Year Term
This award provides $30,000 for one year to independent investigators at any career stage researching new directions in gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas.

Application Opens:

May 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
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 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
3 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:

May 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
3 Awards
1 Year Term
This award provides $30,000 for one year to independent investigators at any career stage researching new directions to improve the diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Funding for this award is provided by Pfizer, Inc.

Application Opens:

May 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
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 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
Closed: Applications Under Review
$130,000
1 Award
2 Year Term
This award provides $65,000 annually for two years ($130,000 total) to clinical or postdoctoral fellows seeking to protect time for clinical or translational research in preparation for careers as independent investigators in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology or closely allied fields.

Application Opens:

May 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
Closed: Applications Under Review

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