Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

The Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Awards in Liver Diseases are two-year awards of $200,000 ($100,000/year) intended to foster career development for individuals performing clinical research, translational research, or outcomes research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. The awards ensure that a significant portion of young investigator's time is protected for research, with an overall objective of enabling young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease.

One award per year will be reserved for meritorious transplant related research in memory of the University of Michigan Transplant Team.

  • A single sponsoring institution may submit up to two applications per distinct department within each institutional training site.

Deadlines:

  • Duke Internal Deadline: Oct. 4, 2019
  • Application Deadline:  December 4, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be within the first five (5) years of his/her first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) at the start of the award (July 1, 2020).

    • If the applicant does not have a faculty appointment at the time of application, a letter signed by the department chair confirming that the applicant will have a faculty appointment (i) no later than the Pinnacle Research Award start date and (ii) for the full award cycle must be submitted.
  • If funded, at least 50% effort will be devoted to the research project on which this application is based.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must 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.
  • Applicant must 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. The funded research project must be conducted at the sponsoring institution within the United States, Canada or Mexico.
  • Project is clinical, translational, or outcomes based research. “Clinical Research” is defined as studies related to patients or disease processes having direct contact between the principal investigator and humans. Clinical research includes clinical trials in liver disease. “Translational Research” is defined as clinical research with a substantial component of laboratory investigation using blood or tissue specimens from patients with liver disease. “Outcomes Research” includes epidemiological studies, patient-centered outcomes research or health services research.
  • Applicant does not hold other similar research awards. Applicants who hold other research awards (including but not limited to NIH K08, K23, R21; Veterans Administration Merit Review Grant or Career Development Award; AGA Research Scholar Award; Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health Award; American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award, etc.) are not eligible.
  • A single sponsoring institution may submit up to two applications per distinct department within each institutional training site.
  • Applicant may only apply for one (1) AASLD Foundation (AASLDF) award per application cycle.

Amount

$200,000

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Junior Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

*A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Abstract of Proposed Research - Up to 1 page
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) http://www.grantinterface.com/sl/jdptml

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://www.ctsi.duke.edu/myresearchproposal

Internal Deadline

October 4, 2019

External Deadline

December 4, 2019