Application Deadline: December 1, 2017
Award Amount: $300,000 ($100,000/year)
Award Term: Three years
Award Type: Basic science research
Career Level: Junior faculty (within 5 years of appointment)
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The Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease is a three-year basic science award that provides young scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable young scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Well-trained investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver disease research are encouraged to apply.
The Pinnacle Research Award is intended to develop the potential of outstanding, young scientists and encourage research in liver physiology and disease. Individuals who are already well-established in the field are not eligible for this award.
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Award Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
The award of $300,000 will be provided over three years ($100,000 per year). Funds may only be used for salary support or for technical support/laboratory supplies for the recipient (excluding capital equipment). No indirect costs are provided. It is expected that additional funds are available to the investigator in order to carry out the proposed research.
Funds will be issued to the recipient's institution and are not transferable to another recipient or another institution. The AASLD Foundation must approve any award transfer to an institution other than the sponsoring institution listed on the application.
Recipients must acknowledge the award in all publications resulting from research performed during the tenure of this award. Abstracts, manuscripts, or other articles that reflect research funded by this award must acknowledge support from the AASLD Foundation.
Scientific progress and financial reports must be sent to the AASLD Foundation at the end of the first and second award years and within 60 days of completion of the award. Annual renewal of funding for the second and third years of the award is contingent upon receipt of annual reports.
The Liver Meeting®
The award recipient is strongly encouraged to both attend and present their work at The Liver Meeting®.
Applicants will be evaluated based upon their background, their commitment to a research career, the scientific merit of their research project and the environment in which they will conduct this project.
Applications will be reviewed based on the written materials submitted. Incomplete applications and applications that fail to adhere strictly to the instructions (including the submission deadline and page limitations) will not be reviewed. All decisions are final.
The application deadline for this award was 11:59 pm ET, 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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