Call for Applications: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Research Grant Program
The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is seeking applications for research grants.
Grant awards of $40,000 in direct costs each are available to three (3) investigators for innovative research related to idiopathic gastroparesis.
We are seeking proposals for research in humans that will ultimately lead to improvements in the understanding of idiopathic gastroparesis, its pathophysiology, and the care of patients.
The mission of IFFGD is patient-oriented. Our goal is to fund high-quality research. A preference will be given to clinical research, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.
Applicants must have completed an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Successful applicants must agree to acknowledge IFFGD support in any publications that result from the research, and to submit a final report to IFFGD within 18 months of initial receipt of funding (NIH form PHS 2590 or equivalent format).
A Selection Committee, independent of IFFGD staff, will review applications and designate the grants. In evaluating the merits of an application, the Selection Committee will consider its scientific merit, its significance to the field, and its feasibility (including availability of adequate resources, personnel and facilities).
Program emphasis will include, but not be limited to, issues relating to:
integrative physiological processes
new technology to help explain gastric function and relationship to human disease
quality of life
patient-physician relationships that improve outcomes and satisfaction with treatment
multi-disciplinary approaches, and
novel approaches to patient care.
Allowable Budget Expenses
Only direct costs are allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed in these grants. Within direct costs, there are no unallowable expenses.
The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, Monday September 3, 2013.
The application must be sent either via email to IFFGD at email@example.com or uploaded via our online submission form here. An original signed face page will be required prior to award disbursement, but is not required to be sent with the application submission.
The awards will be announced December 15, 2013 and the award period will begin January 1, 2014. Grants are in pre-tax U.S. dollars.
Direct questions as follows:
Via email about the grants or online submission instructions – Susan Schneck at firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone at 1-414-964-1799.