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Two Grants Available for Celiac Research

Aug. 15, 2013

The AGA-Ferring Research Institute Award in Celiac Disease Research offers two $120,000 grants to support research intended to elucidate the role of the immune system in celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Applications are due Oct. 25.

The AGA Research Foundation and the Ferring Research Institute invite applications for a new award to support research into the role of the immune system in celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, including the role of the gut microbiota in these disorders.

Two grants will be awarded. Each will provide the investigator with $50,000 plus $10,000 for equipment and supplies for two years (total grant: $120,000).  

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Candidates must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by Jan. 1, 2014.
  • Preference will be given to applicants in the early years of their careers: gastroenterologists who have completed a gastroenterology fellowship in 2008 or later or PhD applicants who received their PhD in 2008 or later.
  • Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Oct. 25, 2013. For details and to apply, visit www.gastro.org/ferringaward. For more information or questions, contact the AGA Research Awards Manager at 301-222-4012 or by email.

Funding for this program is provided by the Ferring Research Institute, San Diego, CA.

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