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The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Research Scholar Award (RSA) is to support early-career investigators working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e., a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project). The award will support junior faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in health disparities research. Projects must focus on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment or patient outcomes of a digestive disease or disorder that disproportionately affects racial or ethnic minority populations in North America.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: investigator, career development plan, environment and institutional commitment, research plan, mentors and collaborators and relevance to digestive diseases and AGA’s mission. Applicants should state their career goals and objectives, plan for career development/training activities during the award period and clearly state how the additional training will benefit their research career.
A panel comprising members of the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel will review applicants for scientific merit and select the award recipients. Funding will commence in July 2021.
The application deadline is Nov. 9, 2020. Applications are only accepted through the AGA Grants Management System. Click the “Apply Now” button to create an account and/or submit an application. Applicants may preview the application as it will appear in the AGA Grants Management System. Please note that this template is for reference only; all applications are completed online by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Funding for this award is provided by the AGA Research Foundation Endowment Fund.