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Research and Career Development Awards Program

With liver disease on the rise and the promise of more cures made possible through new discovery, now, more than ever, we need more research focused on liver disease and more hepatologists and health care professionals trained to provide care for patients suffering from liver disease.

Since 2000, AASLD Foundation (initially through AASLD) has provided more than $50 million to advance innovative hepatology research and the people who study and treat liver disease through our Research and Career Development Awards program.

Research and Career Development Awards

The application deadline for these awards is December 4, 2019 (funding starts July 1).

Bridge Award

  • Application deadline for Cycle I is October 5 (funding starts February 1)
  • Application deadline for Cycle II is January 15 (funding starts May 1)

Find the Right Award for Your Research

2020 Special Funding Announcement: Autoimmune Liver Diseases

Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award
The Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award was established to support the next breakthrough in Autoimmune Liver Diseases by supporting highly innovative projects in their earliest stages. This award provides supplementary funding during the pilot phase of basic, translational or clinical research projects in autoimmune liver disease. Learn more about the Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award [PDF] ($20,000/1Year).

Gupta Family Research Award for PSC
This fund supports one highly meritorious application in PSC research [PDF] submitted to the 2019 Pilot Research Award.

Details on 2020 Special Funding opportunities will be posted in July 2019.

Travel Awards

Support Liver Research

Research, advancing human health, and developing the next generation of hepatologists, liver transplant surgeons, and allied health professionals are among the AASLD Foundation's highest priorities.

AASLD Foundation Research & Career Development Awards are funded through generous donations. Learn how you can support the AASLD Foundation.

Meet our 2018 research and career development award recipients.

We invite you to join us in our commitment to developing future professionals who will continue our shared mission of seeking the prevention and cure of liver diseases. Donate now to ensure the continued success of these programs.


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