AGA Research Foundation



The Impact of GI Research

Hear from six AGA members passionate about advancing GI research to provide better care to the patients of tomorrow.

The Stories Behind the Science

Visit the AGA Research Foundation playlist on YouTube to see the first two videos in the “Stories Behind the Science” video series, featuring C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF, and Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF.

Watch the Videos

Make a donation and help us keep the best and brightest investigators working in gastroenterology and hepatology.




Research Awards

Research awards with upcoming application deadlines include:

  • AGA-Dannon Gut Microbiome in Health Award ($20,000)
  • R. Robert and Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer ($100,000)
  • AGA Research Scholar Award ($270,000)
  • AGA-Takeda Pharmaceuticals Research Scholar Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease ($270,000)

The AGA Research Foundation is the foundation of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the leading professional society representing gastroenterologists and hepatologists worldwide.


The mission of the foundation is to raise funds to support young researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. The AGA Research Foundation awards nearly $2.5 million in research grants annually.


The foundation works with volunteer physicians to raise funds for gastrointestinal research. Physicians interested in learning more about participating in the work of the foundation are encouraged to contact

Download a PDF of the AGA Research Foundation's strategic plan.

View a list of AGA and AGA Research Foundation Governing Board Members.