Liver Scholar Awards

Funding Agency:
American Liver Foundation

The Liver Scholar Award provides early career scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable early career scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Well-trained investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver disease research are encouraged to apply. The Liver Scholar Award is intended to develop the potential of outstanding, early career scientists and encourage research in liver physiology and disease. Individuals who are already well-established in the field are not eligible for this award.

Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019

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Amount Description

An award of $225,000 will be provided over three years ($75,000 per year) in quarterly installments of $18,750. Funds may only be used for salary support for the recipient. No additional or indirect costs, benefits, fringe, travel, or technical support/laboratory supplies are covered under this award; it is expected that additional funds are available to the investigator in order to carry out the proposed research. Annual renewal will depend on scientific progress, verification of faculty status, and other received or pending research funding.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 13, 2019