Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

The purpose of this one year, $20,000 award is to provide supplementary funding during the pilot 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.


Application Deadline:  December 5, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be at the pre-doctoral/graduate level, post-doctoral level, or junior faculty within five (5) years of their faculty appointment date in an accredited North American (US, Canada, or Mexico) academic institution at the award start date (July 1, 2020).
  • If funded, at least 20% effort should be devoted to research activities related to this award.
  • 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 who is an AASLD member in good standing for the duration of the award period.
  • Funded projects must be completed at the sponsoring North American institution.
  • Projects with aims already funded by other awards will not be considered.
  • Applicant may only apply for one (1) AASLD Foundation (AASLDF) award per application cycle.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 5, 2022