The Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship provides $60,000 in salary and benefit support for GI fellows pursuing an additional, full-year of training focused on patient care in advanced/transplant hepatology. The intent of the program is to prepare the trainee to be eligible for certification in transplant hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and/or the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
The application deadline for the 2016 Awards has passed. Applications for the 2017 Awards will open July 1, 2016.
In order to be eligible for this Fellowship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
Fellowship period: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
The Fellowship funding may only be used for the recipient's salary and benefit support. Funding will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution. Total funding is $60,000 (up to 8% may be used to support benefits).
Fellowship cannot be transferred to another institution and recipient cannot change mentors without prior written approval from AASLD. Final activity and financial reports are due to the AASLD Foundation by August 31, 2017 and are not considered confidential. The recipient's institution will be notified of reports that are not received in a timely manner.
The Fellowship recipient receives complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting. The recipient is encouraged to attend and present work at The Liver Meeting®. Travel-related expenses incurred to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting and one additional educational meeting (subject to committee approval; e.g. Digestive Disease Week, International Liver Congress, American Transplant Congress, or any course offered by AASLD) will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per meeting and according to guidelines provided prior to each meeting. Reimbursement funds are specifically and only available for attending the 2016 Annual Meeting and one additional educational meeting subject to committee approval; funds not used to will be forfeited and may not be used to attend other conferences that are not pre-approved by the AASLDF Research Awards Committee.
Candidates will be evaluated based upon their background and their commitment to a career in adult or pediatric clinical hepatology. Specifically, candidates will be reviewed based on:
The AASLD Foundation will review the applications and select recipients of the Fellowship. 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.
The application deadline for this Fellowship is 11:59 pm Eastern time, December 3, 2015. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
You will be sent an email confirmation that the application was received. If an email confirmation is not received in 2 business days, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt. Additionally one (1) hard copy should be mailed to:
AASLDF/ Advanced Hepatology Fellowship
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Ste. 400
Alexandria, VA 22314