Research & Awards

Research Awards

The AGA Research Foundation provides over $2 million annually to spur discoveries in gastroenterology and hepatology.
$300,000
4 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 Deadline:

November 9, 2022

Funding Start Date:

July 4, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now • Open to Early Career GIs
$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 gastric cancer research. Research involving precancerous lesions will be considered if relevance to gastric cancer is explicitly outlined.

Application Deadline:

November 9, 2022

Funding Start Date:

July 4, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now • Open to Early Career GIs
$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 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.

Application Deadline:

November 9, 2022

Funding Start Date:

July 4, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now • Open to Early Career GIs
$5,400
8 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:

December 14, 2022

Funding Start Date:

June 1, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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 Opens:

December 7, 2022

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2023
Closed: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
$500-$1,000
15 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 7, 2022

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2023
Closed: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
$500-$1,000
15 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 7, 2022

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2023
Closed: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
$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 7, 2022

Application Deadline:

February 22, 2023
Closed: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
$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:

July 1, 2022

Application Deadline:

September 27, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$130,000
2 Awards
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:

July 1, 2022

Application Deadline:

September 27, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
4 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:

June 15, 2022

Application Deadline:

August 23, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$30,000
3 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, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Application Opens:

June 15, 2022

Application Deadline:

August 23, 2022
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:

June 15, 2022

Application Deadline:

August 23, 2022
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:

April 27, 2022

Application Deadline:

July 19, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review

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