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2014 Application for the Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award Program 

The Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award Program provides up to twenty medical and surgical residents the opportunity to travel to and attend The Liver Meeting®, the most anticipated event of the year for science and hepatology professionals.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Submission begins: March 10, 2014
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
  • Review and Selection: May 16-31, 2014
  • Notification: June 2, 2014
  • Acceptance Deadline: June 15, 2014
  • The Liver Meeting® 2014: November 7-11, 2014

 Detailed Award Information


In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must meet the following criteria.

  • Residents should have completed their first or second year of residency training by July 1, 2014, or for surgical residents in their first through fourth year of residency training by July 1, 2014. Only Residents are eligible to apply. Anyone accepted into a Fellowship program is not eligible.
  • Candidates should have the potential to pursue a career in academic medicine, and not yet be committed to a particular field of specialization.
  • A resident applying for this award should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., or recipient of a student or trainee Visa to the U.S.
  • The resident must be recommended and mentored by an AASLD member.
  • Residents must complete an application and include a statement of interest.


  • Download and complete the application form (PDF)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Applicant statement detailing current academic interests, interest in attending The Liver Meeting®, and future career plans (maximum 1 page)
  • Letter of Mentor support outlining why the candidate should receive this award (maximum 1 page)


  • Completely fill out the application form (PDF).
  • Combine your application, CV, statement and mentor's letter of support into a single PDF file.
  • Browse to select your application PDF document, then choose Upload File.
  • Upload status, either success or failure, will be presented onscreen.

 Upload ELS Application

The application deadline for the 2014 submission cycle has passed.

AASLD will review the applications and select recipients of the travel award. Applications will be reviewed based only on the written materials submitted. All decisions are final. Incomplete applications and applications that fail to adhere strictly to the instructions (including the submission deadline and page limitations) will not be reviewed.

If you encounter any problems uploading your application, or have any questions about the program, contact AASLD at 703-299-9766 or bapreston@aasld.org.