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14 Awards

1 Year Term


14 Awards

1 Year Term

This 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.


Not Open For Applications Yet

Digestive Disease Week® will move online as a fully virtual meeting in 2021 and no travel to the meeting is required.

AGA Fellow Abstract Award applicants must be active trainee members of AGA and be sponsored by an AGA member in good standing. Please request your sponsor’s member number to submit with your application. Visit the AGA membership page or call 301-654-2055 for membership information.


The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Fellow Abstract Award is to stimulate interest in gastroenterology and hepatology research careers by providing recognition to clinical and postdoctoral fellows with exceptional abstracts accepted by AGA for presentation at DDW. The top scoring abstract is designated the Fellow Abstract of the Year.


  • Applicants must be the first author of an abstract or the designated speaker of an oral presentation accepted by AGA for presentation at DDW.
  • Students and medical residents are ineligible for this award.
  • Fellows outside of North America are ineligible for this award.
  • Applicants must be clinical or postdoctoral fellows with MD, PhD or equivalent degrees at institutions in North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico).
  • Applicants must be active trainee members of AGA. Please visit the AGA membership page or call 301-654-2055 for membership information.
  • Applicants who are physician-scientists, female or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • 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. A one-page letter of recommendation on institutional letterhead from the sponsor is submitted with the application.


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


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


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


The application deadline is Feb. 24, 2021. 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

Funding for this award is provided by Rifat Pamukcu, MD, FAIMBE, and the AGA Research Foundation Endowment Fund.


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