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Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Research Grant
The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association is pleased to sponsor the AHPBA Research Grant. The purpose of this award is to provide the opportunity for a resident or fellow to spend one year of full time research under the mentorship of an AHPBA member. Residents or fellows who have completed at least two years of post-graduate training in a surgical discipline are eligible to apply. The research can be clinical, outcomes, translational, or basic science, but must focus on the liver, pancreas, or biliary tree. The amount of the award is $30,000. Application deadline is January 5, 2015.
Call for Applications: American Gastroenterological Association-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease
Eligibility: Young Investigators
Duration: Two years
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Start Date: Oct. 1, 2014
This award provides $50,000 per year for two years (total $100,000) to young investigators, instructors, research associates or equivalents interested in the function and disorders of the exocrine pancreas. Research topics suitable for funding under this grant include but are not limited to: pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.
The overall objective of this career development award is to encourage and support research into exocrine pancreatic disorders by helping to sustain the careers of young investigators with an interest in pancreatic disease.
• Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by June 1, 2014.
• AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit the membership page or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
• The award is intended to support young faculty (not fellows) who have demonstrated exceptional promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. Candidates should be in the beginning years of their careers; therefore, established investigators are not appropriate candidates.
• MD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
• PhD applicants: no more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of a PhD and the start date of this award.
• Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply; these applications in particular will receive the review committee’s full consideration.
• An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven-year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
• All submissions must be relevant to diagnosing, treating or researching the functions or diseases of the exocrine pancreas.
• At the time of application submission, candidates may not hold or have held an NIH R01, R29, R21, K08, K23, Veterans Affairs Career Development Award or any award with similar objectives from non-federal sources (such as the American Liver Foundation, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.). Candidates with an active K12 may apply.
• The intent of this award is to foster the scientific independence of junior investigators. It is understood that there may be some overlap with work funded by the mentor, but the goal of this grant is to enable the junior investigator to develop their own research program. It also must be clearly stated that the work submitted by the applicant is primarily that of the applicant, and any work or data from the senior mentor’s laboratory clearly defined.
• Resources allocated through this award are intended to support the career development of the applicant. Accordingly, requests for salary, fringe benefits or other support for the mentor are not allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed. Upon notification of receipt of this award, the recipient must provide institutional approval from the appropriate committee for use of human subjects or animals. If approval is not necessary, the recipient must provide an explanation. Evidence for developing independence in research initiatives should be provided.
• Candidates are required to have a sponsor and preceptor for the award; however, one individual may serve in the capacity of both positions. A sponsor is an individual who takes responsibility for the quality assessment of the proposed research project, the quality of the research environment within which the project will be undertaken, and the experience and expertise of the principal investigator and other key researchers involved. A preceptor will supervise the principal investigator’s research activities and will serve as a mentor.
• Annually, a one-page plain language progress report, a scientific progress report, a financial statement, a list of publications based on the research and a letter of certification from the division chief or department chair, must be submitted by the award recipient by Nov. 30. Second year funding is contingent upon submission of this documentation. All publications, presentations and abstracts arising from work funded by this program must acknowledge support of the AGA-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease.
There must be a strong commitment from the candidate’s institution to support the required protected time for research and adequate laboratory space and/or other supporting facilities. These commitments must be outlined in a letter from the candidate’s division chief or department chair. The letter must certify that the award is being used to provide protected time, in accord with the terms of the award. In addition, it is expected that the sponsor will outline specific plans for the future development of the candidate’s research career. The institution must commit to ensuring timely and accurate reporting of the awardee’s current and future research activities at the institution; this is to include an annual report of the funding status, grants submitted and pending, and all publications.
The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria: significance, investigator, innovation, approach, environment, relevance to AGA’s mission and evidence of institutional commitment. The candidate should state clearly how the additional training will benefit his/her research career.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Research Awards Panel will review the proposals and select the award recipients. Funding will commence October 2014.
The application deadline is June 6, 2014. The completed application, letters of support or commitment and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant’s last name and first initial only. Hard copies are not accepted. Please email the application document to email@example.com. Direct all questions to the research awards manager via telephone at 301-222-4012 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this award is provided by Aptalis Pharma US, Inc.