Funding Opportunities

ASSLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases)

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AWARD IN LIVER DISEASES

The purpose of this award is to foster career development for individuals performing clinical research and/or translational research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. The award is intended to ensure that a significant portion of young investigators’ time is protected for research, with an overall objective of enabling young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease.   

Funding

Eligibility: Any level
Research Type: Translational, Clinical
Application Deadline: December 3, 2015 ( applicant must be a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period.)
Amount: $75,000 per year
Duration: 2 years
Start: July 1, 2016
ASSLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases)

The Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease is a 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. 

Funding

Eligibility: Early career investigators
Research Type: Basic
Application Deadline: December 3, 2015
Amount: $100,000 per year
Duration: 3 years
Start: September 14, 2015
American Liver Foundation

2016 Research and Fellowship Awards

The Liver Scholar Award is a basic science award that encourages young investigators to pursue a career in liver related research. The goal is to provide the young scientists with support at an early stage of their careers 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 them to successfully compete for research grants from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health. While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, the following are of very high interest: biliary atresia and primary biliary cirrhosis.

Funding

Eligibility: Early career investigators
Research Type: Basic
Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Amount: $75,000 per year
Duration: three years
Start: July 1, 2016
American Liver Foundation

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award is a one-year award of $12,500 that supports MD, PhD, and MD/PhD postdoctoral fellows in their rst or second year of appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow or trainee, and who seek professional development, additional training and experience in liver research. While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, the following are of very high interest: autoimmune hepatitis, biliary atresia, primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, transplantation, hepatitis. The number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards is contingent upon available funding. Support for the 2015 American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards by donors to the following ALF research funds is greatly appreciated: the Roger L. Jenkins, MD Research Fund; the Irwin M. Arias, MD Research Fund; the Hans Popper Memorial Research Fund; the Alexander M. White, III Memorial Research Fund; the Charles Trey, MD Memorial Research Fund; the John M. Vierling, MD Research Fund; the American Society of Transplantation Research Fund; the Thomas F. Nealon, III Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Honoring Zachary Rue Fund; the Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Research Fund; the Hepatitis Fund for the Cure Research Fund

Funding

Eligibility: Early career investigators
Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Amount: $12,500 per year
Duration: 1 year
Start: July 1, 2016
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT)

2015 Wendy Walk/ACGT Sarcoma Clinical Research Grant 

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Inc. (ACGT) funds research aimed at furthering the development of cell and gene therapy approaches to the treatment of cancer. To this end, ACGT offers awards in Clinical Translation of Cell and Gene Therapy for Cancer, to qualified scientists at the assistant professor level and above. This award is specifically for those conducting Cell and Gene Therapy Research for sarcoma and is entitled, The Wendy Walk/ACGT Sarcoma Research Grant. 

A number of cell and gene therapy approaches for cancer have been shown to be efficacious and safe in laboratory animal models in the recent years, but their translation into clinical trials has been hindered by a lack of resources. Recognizing this critical need, ACGT is accepting grant applications to produce and release-testing of the clinical trial agents under cGMP, conduct the necessary pre-clinical pharmacological and toxicological studies in appropriate animal models, and/or conducting the clinical translational trials in patients in support of an Investigative New Drug (IND) application to the FDA. While the unambiguous demonstration of PRECLINICAL TREATMENT EFFICACY IN SARCOMA-BEARING ANIMALS by cell and gene therapy is a pre-requisite, entering into the clinical trial during the funding period is also a requirement. Applications that do not include this specific aim will be deemed unresponsive to the RFA. 

 

Funding

Eligibility: Established investigators
Research Type: Clinical
Application Deadline: December 18, 2015 (Abstract Deadline: December 18, 2015;Invitation to Submit Application: January 14, 2016; Deadline for Completed Application: February 23, 2016)
Amount: up to a maximum of $500,000, inclusive of a maximum of 10% indirect costs
Duration: 2-3 years
Start: April 1, 2016
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