Research Grants

Funding Agency:
American College of Gastroenterology

Junior Faculty Development Grants
The ACG Junior Faculty Development Grant supports a junior faculty member at $100,000 per year for three years, for a total of $300,000. The primary goal of this career development award of $300,000 ($100,000 per year for each of three years) is to assist promising clinical researchers to develop research and careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice. This includes assistance to a junior faculty investigator to ensure that a major portion of the investigator’s time is protected for clinical research. The Junior Faculty award provides support for junior investigators working toward independent careers in clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology.

Clinical Research Awards
The American College of Gastroenterology offers Clinical Research Awards of up to $50,000 for original research in clinical gastroenterology and will consider applications for pilot projects up to $15,000 within this award category. At least one of the investigators must be an ACG member or trainee member at the time of submission of the grant proposal. Note that physicians in training (interns, residents, fellows) are eligible to apply provided that the work is conducted under the preceptorship of a more senior or experienced investigator. In order to assure diversity among recipients, no more than two Clinical Research Awards will be granted to former or current principal investigators on R01, P01, U01, VA Merit Awards or Hughes grants, or to those who hold the position of full professor at an academic institution. Awardees will be selected based on feasibility, scientific and clinical significance, originality and anticipated contribution of the research to clinical practice. Applications will also be evaluated on the availability of adequate resources, including personnel and facilities.

“Smaller Programs” Clinical Research Award

This year the ACG Institute will support Clinical Research Awards of up to $35,000 specifically aimed to support junior faculty at smaller GI training programs in the United States and Canada. Given the College’s aims to cultivate and support excellent clinical GI research, while at the same time maintaining an ongoing commitment to fund the best science, funds under this RFA are intended to make the promise of a research career more broadly available by targeting investigators at smaller GI programs. The objective of this award is to generate excellent clinical research from a more varied group of institutions and to make this support meaningful and productive, specifically, by investing in mentoring. A requirement of the “Smaller” Programs Clinical Research Award is a clearly-defined mentoring plan, including e-mentoring, if necessary.


Deadline: Dec. 8. 2017

Agency Website

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

December 8, 2017