Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

The purpose of this two-year, $100,000 ($50,000/year) award is to foster career development for fellows 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 the investigators’ time is protected for research, with an overall objective of enabling the investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease.

International applicants who have been accepted into a fellowship position at a North American institution are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow who has completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five (5) years at the start of the grant term (July 1, 2018).
  • Applicants from North America must be working at an academic, medical, or research institution at the time of application and for the duration of the award.
  • Applicants from outside of North America must have already been accepted into a fellowship position at a North American education institution at the time of application and for the duration of the award. The North American fellowship position must start no later than the award start date (July 1, 2018) and end no earlier than the award end date (June 30, 2020). International applicants must have a student or trainee Visa to the country where the fellowship will occur.
  • The 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.
  • The applicant must have a mentor at the North American institution who is an AASLD member in good standing for the duration of the award.

Amount

$100,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

International Opportunities
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 1, 2017