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The objective of this AGA Research Foundation Pilot Research Award is to provide funds to early career investigators to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators. Projects must focus on designing and/or testing improvements to existing technology, developing a new device, diagnostic, research method technology, and/or investigating the application of nanotechnology or methodologies such as computational biology to gastroenterology- or hepatology-related areas.
At the time of application submission, applicants may not hold awards directly related to the proposed research from another organization (e.g., government agency, foundation, academic institution, professional society). If the applicant is granted the award and notified of a comparable award from another agency prior to the first payment of this award, the recipient must select one of the two awards (i.e., the recipient may not retain both awards).
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, environment, evidence of institutional commitment, relevance to AGA’s mission and the overall likelihood that the project will lead to subsequent, more substantial grants.
A selection committee comprising members of the AGA Research Awards Panel will review the proposals and select the award recipients. Funding will commence in April 2021.
The application deadline is Sept. 2, 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.