3 Awards

1 Year Term


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..


Applications Under Review

AGA-APFED Abstract Award applicants must have an active AGA trainee membership if they are clinical or postdoctoral fellows. Graduate student, medical student and medical resident applicants are not required to have an AGA membership. However, all applicants must be sponsored by an AGA member in good standing. Visit the AGA membership page or call 301-654-2055 for membership information.


The objective of the AGA Research Foundation APFED Abstract Award in Eosinophilc GI Diseases is to stimulate interest in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease research careers by providing recognition and travel support to trainees with exceptional abstracts accepted by AGA for presentation at DDW®.

Applicant eligibility

  • Applicants must be the first author of an abstract or the designated speaker of an oral presentation accepted by AGA for presentation at DDW®.
  • Applicants must be graduate students, medical students, medical residents (residents up to postgraduate year three), or clinical or postdoctoral fellows at an institution in North America who have performed original research related to eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases.
  • All high school and undergraduate students are ineligible.
  • Graduate students, medical students, medical residents and fellows training outside North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico) are ineligible.
  • Applicants who are physician-scientists, female or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application requirements

  • Applicants may only submit one abstract for consideration.
  • Abstracts must have been submitted to, and accepted by, AGA for presentation at DDW®.
  • A copy of the notification from AGA confirming acceptance of the abstract for oral or poster presentation at DDW® must be submitted with the application.
  • Applicants must be first or presenting author of the abstract/oral session. No exceptions are allowed.
  • Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae or NIH biographical sketch with their application.
  • Applicants must have a sponsor who is an AGA member in good standing at the time of application submission. 

Award overlap

Applicants who have received any similar travel award to attend DDW® using the same abstract submitted to AGA are ineligible for consideration.

Selection criteria

Recipients will be selected based on the significance of the research, clarity of the abstract and contribution of the applicant.

Review process

A selection committee comprising members of the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel will review applications and select the award recipients.

Application process

The application deadline is Feb. 25, 2023. Applications must be submitted through the AGA Grants Management System and will not be accepted via mail, fax or email. Click the “Apply Now” button to create an account and/or apply. Applicants may preview the application as it will appear in the AGA Grants Management System. Please note that this preview is for reference only; all applications must be completed online by selecting the “Apply Now” button.


Please direct all questions to the AGA Awards Program at awards@gastro.org.

Funding for this award is provided by the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.