AGA-Elsevier Gut Microbiome Pilot Research Award

Funding Agency:
American Gastroenterological Association

This research initiative grant for $25,000 for one year is offered to early stage and established investigators to support pilot research projects pertaining to the gut microbiome.

The objective of this award is to provide investigators non-salary funds to help establish their research careers or support pilot projects that represent new research directions. The intent of the award is to stimulate research into the relationship of the gut microbiota to digestive health and disease by providing time for investigators to obtain new data that can ultimately lead to subsequent grant applications for more substantial funding and duration.

Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at an accredited North American institution.
  • Candidates research must be conducted at a North American institution.
  • Candidates may not hold awards directly related to the proposed research from other agencies.
  • AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit themembership page¬†or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
  • Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Women and minorities encouraged


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 12, 2018