Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Award Amount: $30,000
Award Term: Two years
Award Type: Career development
Career Level: Hepatology Fellows
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The purpose of this award is to encourage the academic career of exceptional hepatology trainees. The Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award provides $4,000 in travel funds to fourth year Transplant Hepatology fellows or third year GI/Hepatology pilot program fellows in accredited US, Canadian, or Mexican programs to attend The Liver Meeting® and one additional educational meeting (approved by the Research Awards Committee). The Award provides an additional $26,000 in research support to boost the Fellow’s career as an academic hepatologist during his/her first faculty year at an academic institution that will provide protected time to the applicant to perform mentored research.
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Award period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020
The award provides $4,000 travel support (on a reimbursement basis) for the recipient to attend The Liver Meeting® and one additional educational meeting (subject to Committee approval) during their fellowship year. The awardee will receive an additional $26,000 in research support during the fellow’s first faculty appointment at an academic institution, paid directly to the recipient’s institution. Research funding cannot be used for salary for the awardee or to support non-research expenditures or indirect costs. The research funding is granted to the individual applicant; however, funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution. The research portion of the funds will transfer with the fellow to their first faculty appointment even if that is a distinct institution from his/her training institution. Changes in institution and/or mentor must be approved by AASLD Foundation. Recipients must acknowledge the award in all publications (abstracts, manuscripts, or other documents) resulting from research performed during the tenure of this award.
The recipient is encouraged to attend and present work at The Liver Meeting®. Travel-related expenses incurred to attend the 2018 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 2018 Annual Meeting and one additional educational meeting subject to committee approval; funds not used for this purpose will be forfeited and may not be used to attend other conferences that are not pre-approved by the AASLD Foundation 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:
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 award was 11:59 pm Eastern time, December 1, 2017.
Applications will be accepted online starting on September 1. You will be sent an email confirmation that the PDF was received. If an email confirmation is not received in 2 business days, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt.
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