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AGA’s Investment in the Future of GI

Oct. 12, 2017

Each year, we provide more than $2 million in research funding. See how this money is being used to advance the field and improve patient care.

What will the practice of gastroenterology look like in 20 years? It is our hope that physicians have an abundance of new tools and treatments to care for their patients suffering from digestive disorders.

How will we get there? New treatments and devices are the result of years of research.

To help make this dream a reality, AGA — through the AGA Research Foundation — has made a commitment to support investigators in GI and hepatology with its Research Awards Program. In the past year, the foundation provided $2.2 million in research funding to 52 highly qualified investigators. These diverse researchers range from young investigators to more seasoned leaders in GI, all embarking on novel research projects that will advance our understanding of digestive conditions and pave the way for future discoveries in the field.

A snapshot of the foundation’s impact this year is highlighted in the chart below. The AGA Research Foundation sincerely thanks all of its donors — without your gifts, this work wouldn’t be possible. Please join us in advancing GI research with a tax-deductible gift to the AGA Research Foundation.

More on Research Funding

2018 Research Grants Open for Applications

Dec. 11, 2017

Don't lose sight of award deadlines during the busy holiday season. Read on to discover open grants from the AGA Research Foundation and when applications are due.

Call on Congress to Increase NIH Funding

Dec. 7, 2017

AGA supports a $2 billion increase to support federal research funding.

Research Scholar Award (RSA)

Nov. 30, 2017

(Currently Closed: All details within apply to the 2018 grant and are subject to change. Details for the 2019 grant will be available May 2018.) This award provides $90,000 per year for three years (total $270,000) to a young investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent working toward an independent career in gastroenterology, hepatology or related areas.