Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award

Funding Agency:
Alpha-1 Foundation

This award is named after Dr. Gordon L. Snider, one of the most influential researchers in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Dr. Snider not only made seminal scientific contributions which have clarified the pathogenesis of AATD, but also laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s research program. In particular, he stressed the importance of encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in AATD research.

The objective of this award is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research (basic or clinical) in AATD related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in AATD research.

Deadline: Aug. 5, 2016; Apr. 3, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

This funding opportunity is restricted to investigators who have completed their research fellowship in the field of AATD research between June 30, 2011 and July 1, 2016. Eligible candidates for this award must have a clinical or researchdoctorate (including Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree). 

At the time this award, the candidate must have a "full-time" appointment at the applicant institution. Candidates who have VA appointments may not consider part of the VA effort toward satisfying the "full-time" requirement at the applicant institution. Candidates with VA appointments should contact the staff person in the relevant Institute or Center prior to preparing an application to discuss their eligibility. 



Amount Description

Amount of Grant: up to $225,000 ($75,000/year) over three (3) years to fund two (2) awards.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

April 3, 2017