AGA- Caroline Craig Augustyn and Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
Awards are made to support promising junior faculty by protecting research time.
AT A GLANCE
|Eligibility:||Young Investigator w/ a Career Development Award|
|Start Date:||July 1|
This grant provides a one-time $40,000 award to a young investigator who currently holds a federal or non-federal career development award devoted to conducting research related to digestive cancer.
To support young investigators conducting research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer. The award is intended to supplement existing career development funding.
- Candidates for this award must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree (e.g. MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution.
- AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Please visit www.gastro.org or call 301-654-2055, extension 651, for membership information.
- Candidate must hold an NIH K series (e.g. K01, K08, K23) or other federal or non-federal career development award of at least four years duration. There must be at least one year remaining on the award by July 1, 2013.
- Candidates may not hold an R01 or equivalent such as a VA Merit award; therefore, established investigators will not be considered for this award.
- MD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the completion of clinical training (GI fellowship or its equivalent) and the start date of this award.
- PhD applicants: No more than seven years shall have elapsed following the awarding of your PhD and the start date of this award.
- Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Physician/scientist investigators and candidates interested in translational research are especially encouraged to apply for this award.
- An appropriately documented parental leave of absence will not be counted toward the above noted seven year eligibility criteria. Exceptional circumstances may also be considered.
- Any questions regarding eligibility should be directed to AGA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Funds are intended to support direct research-related activities and may be used to support a new endeavor or an on-going basic or clinical project; indirect costs are not allowed. The grant may be used to support non-faculty laboratory personnel salary but not the recipient's. It may also be used for equipment, supplies, animal costs and other materials. Equipment costs may not exceed $10,000 unless the cost is a shared department expense and is documented by a letter enclosed with the grant application.
- A letter of recommendation from the candidate's Division Chief or Department Chair that outlines support of the candidate and his/her research project is required.
- The recipient of this award must provide approval from the appropriate institutional committee for use of animal or human subjects. If approval is not necessary, an explanation must be provided.
- If requested by AGA, the recipient must submit a report on how the grant funds were applied.
Award recipients will be selected based on qualifications of the candidate and the novelty, feasibility and significance of their research.
A selection committee comprised of members of the AGA Institute Research Awards Panel will review the proposals and select the award recipient. Funding will commence July 2013.
The application deadline is Jan. 17. To download the application, please visit www.gastro.org/researchfunding. The completed application, letters of recommendation and other documents, as applicable, must be combined into and submitted as one PDF document. The document must be titled by the applicant's last name and first initial only. Hard copies will not be accepted. Please email the application document to email@example.com. Please direct all questions to the Senior Research Awards Manager by telephone at 301-222-4012 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.