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Sponsorship Award: up to $15,000 per program
Endorsement Administrative Fee: up to $5,000

Online application: Coming soon. Check back in mid-July for the September 1, 2017 submission deadline.

Current Cycle: Opens: March 2, 2017, 9 am ET
Closes: September 1, 2017, 5 pm ET
(Notifications of funding sent out at the end of November)

Next Proposal Cycle: Opens: September 2, 2018, 9 am ET
Closes: March 1, 2018, 5 pm ET
(Notifications of funding sent out at the end of May)

Overview

AASLD supports global collaboration for liver health and disease management. Our global mission is to provide worldwide engagement and collaboration with professional societies through education, research and clinical practice in liver diseases. We support productive interactions with both national and international constituents through partnerships with scientific liver-related associations worldwide.

AASLD sponsors and endorses scientific and educational programs initiated by other organizations that focus on the science and/or practice of hepatology. Programs are selected based on AASLD mission alignment, member benefit and prudent use resources.

Checklist

Download the Sponsorship / Endorsement Application checklist [PDF].

Questions

If you have questions, including inquiries about the current cycle, contact Stephanie Graham at global@aasld.org.

 

Eligibility

AASLD will only sponsor or endorse educational or scientific programs relevant to the practice or science of hepatology. Programs must be composed of high quality expert presenters that are free of commercial bias.

Organizations eligible to request sponsorship or endorsement:

  • Non-profit, independent, academic medical societies/organizations with multi-national or multidisciplinary memberships (e.g., ILCA, FASEB)
  • National medical societies (endorsement only)
  • Government health agencies (e.g., NIH, WHO)

Meetings/Conferences without a formal societal structure, lay organizations, individual universities or departments, and local or city-based societies are ineligible for sponsorship or endorsement.

AASLD Sponsorship and Endorsement Defined

What is AASLD Sponsorship?

  • Provides use of the AASLD name and logo to scientific or educational programs initiated by other organizations to indicate AASLD’s intellectual support and the integrity of the program
  • Provides funding, preferably for AASLD members to the requesting organization
    • Maximum sponsorship provided to any single program is $15,000 US
    • Travel support funds for AASLD member speakers; and/or
    • Travel support funds for AASLD trainee members
    • On occasion, non-member travel support is provided
  • Unrestricted grants are not provided
  • Application is required, see our policies and criteria
  • See full policy

What is AASLD Endorsement?

  • Provides use of the AASLD name and logo to scientific or educational programs initiated by other organizations to indicate AASLD’s intellectual support and the integrity of the program
  • No funding is provided
  • May require an administrative fee from the requesting organization up to $5,000 US
  • See full policy

Sponsorship Support Details

Sponsorship support will range from $1,000-$15,000 to be used for either speaker support or travel awards.

Speaker support
AASLD will cover travel expenses for speakers. Speakers must be deemed appropriate for the topic and a preference will be given to AASLD member speakers.

Trainee travel grants
AASLD will provide travel grants for AASLD members, including trainee members, and on occasion for non-member trainees, attending the program. The amount of the individual grant must be within existing AASLD policies. AASLD will disburse the grant to the society with the expectation that the travel award be given at the time of the meeting. The organizer will verify awardee attendance and report to AASLD post-conference. Awardees not in attendance are not eligible to receive a travel award and the society will return unused funds to AASLD.

Endorsement Details

Endorsement may require an administrative fee of up to $5,000 from the requesting organization. Endorsement provides use of the AASLD name and logo to scientific or educational programs initiated by other organizations to indicate AASLD’s intellectual support and the integrity of the program.

Selection Criteria

Applications for sponsorship and endorsement are reviewed by the Global Outreach and Engagement Committee, which will determine whether the eligibility requirements are met based on the submitted application and supporting information. AASLD reserves the right to decline any request without comment.

The over-arching principles for AASLD to sponsor or endorse an educational/scientific program of another organization include:

  1. The program must align with the mission and uphold the standards of AASLD
  2. The program must benefit AASLD as an organization or AASLD members
  3. The program must represent prudent use of AASLD resources

Notifications

Applications received on/before March 1 will be notified in late May.

Applications received on/before September 1 will be notified in late November.

Submission Instructions

The online application is coming soon. Check back in mid-July for the September 1, 2017 submission deadline.

Global Hepatology Societies

FAQs

  • Who can submit a proposal for AASLD Sponsorship or AASLD Endorsement?
    AASLD will sponsor or endorse:
    • Multi-National or Multidisciplinary Medical Society: non-profit, independent, academic medical societies/organizations with multi-national or multidisciplinary memberships (e.g., ILCA, FASEB)
    • National Medical Society (endorsement only)
    • Government Health Agency (e.g., NIH, WHO)
    AASLD does not currently sponsor or endorse:
    • Meetings/Conferences without a formal societal structure
    • Lay organizations
    • Individual universities or departments
    • City-based or local or societies
  • Are there deadlines for submitting an application?
    Yes. To ensure that programs are reviewed and funds are distributed equitably, AASLD has created two submission cycles for sponsorship or endorsement.
    • Deadline: March 1 - notification late May
    • Deadline: September 1 - notification late November
  • I missed the deadline. Can I still submit my application for sponsorship or endorsement?
    No, applications will not be accepted outside of the submission cycle dates. If you miss one cycle deadline, you will need to submit during the next submission cycle.
  • What is the difference between AASLD Sponsorship and Endorsement?
    Sponsorship provides funding for speaker and trainee travel up to a maximum of $15,000 US (with a preference for AASLD members). Endorsement provides organizer with AASLD brand demonstrating intellectual integrity of a program. Administrative fees up to $5,000 US may apply.
  • Where can I find more information on AASLD’s mission?
    Learn more about the AASLD’s mission and strategic plan.
  • What is the selection criteria for AASLD Sponsorship and Endorsement?
    • The program must align with the mission and uphold the standards of AASLD
    • The program must benefit AASLD as an organization or AASLD members
    • The program must represent prudent use of AASLD resources
  • What materials are required as part of the application?
    The application itself requires the following information. [PDF]
    NOTE: Proposal applications that are incomplete will not be considered for sponsorship or endorsement
  • How many programs/conferences will be funded through AASLD Sponsorship?
    The number will vary based on the programs selected and the amount provided to each program. The maximum sponsorship provided to any single program is $15,000 US. There are two funding cycles per year (September deadline/November announcement, March deadline/May announcement).
  • Are there any restrictions on what the funding can be used for?
    Yes, sponsorship funding is to support travel for speakers or trainees; preference is given to AASLD members.
  • If my program is not funded, are resubmissions accepted?
    Yes. For programs that meet criteria, resubmissions will be accepted in the next funding cycle.