Research & Awards

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, 2023

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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 Deadline:

February 22, 2023

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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 Deadline:

February 22, 2023

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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 Deadline:

February 22, 2023

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2023
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, 2023

Funding Start Date:

June 15, 2023
Active: Accepting Applications Now
$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: 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. This award will fund research related to inflammation and immunology.

Application Opens:

May 1, 2023

Application Deadline:

September 13, 2023
Closed: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
$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, 2023

Application Deadline:

May 16, 2023
Closed: Not Open For Applications
$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 Opens:

September 1, 2022

Application Deadline:

December 14, 2022
Closed: Applications Under Review
$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 Opens:

August 9, 2022

Application Deadline:

November 9, 2022
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 gastric cancer research. Research involving precancerous lesions will be considered if relevance to gastric cancer is explicitly outlined.

Application Opens:

August 9, 2022

Application Deadline:

November 9, 2022
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 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research.

Application Opens:

August 9, 2022

Application Deadline:

November 9, 2022
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:

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: Next Awards Cycle in 2023
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