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AUTOIMMUNE LIVER DISEASES EXPLORATORY RESEARCH AWARD
The purpose of this award is to provide supplementary funding during the pilot/exploratory phase of basic, translational or clinical research projects in autoimmune liver disease (e.g., autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis) in preparation for future grant applications by the recipient. Projects should address focused research questions pertaining to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, or outcome of autoimmune liver diseases in children and adults.
Additional dedicated funding to advance research activities in autoimmune hepatitis is available for the 2024 Awards cycle. Applications in autoimmune hepatitis are encouraged in all early to mid-career research award categories and the Pilot and Autoimmune Exploratory Research Award categories.
Application Deadline: December 4, 2023
In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines:
- The applicant must:
- Be at the pre-doctoral/graduate level, post-doctoral level, or junior faculty within the first five years of their first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) at the start of the award (faculty appointment starting no earlier than July 1, 2019).
- 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.
- Be able to devote at least 20% effort to research activities related to this award.
- Be sponsored by a public or private non-profit institution accredited in the United States, Canada or Mexico engaged in health care and health-related research. Individuals employed at the NIH, FDA, and CDC are not eligible to apply.
- Have a mentor or co-mentor who is an AASLD member in good standing at the time of application and for the duration of the award period.
There is no restriction on the number of applicants an institution can sponsor each cycle, but only one applicant may be funded per distinct department within each institution in this award category.