With liver disease on the rise and the promise of more cures made possible through new discovery, we need more research focused on liver disease and more hepatologists and health care professionals trained to provide care for patients suffering from liver disease.

Since 2000, AASLD Foundation (initially through AASLD) has invested more than $55 million to advance innovative hepatology research and support the people who study and treat liver disease through our Research and Career Development Awards program.

 

How to Apply:

Review RFAs for current AASLD Foundation funding opportunities below. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.liverresearchawards.org and are due at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the specified deadline.

Open Funding Opportunities

Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Diseases

Who Can Apply: Junior Faculty

Type: Basic Science Research

Term / Funding Amount: 3 Years, $300,000 ($100,000 per year)

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award in Liver Diseases

Who Can Apply: Junior Faculty

Type: Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes

Term / Funding Amount: 2 Years, $200,000 ($100,000 per year)

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Bridge Award

Who Can Apply: Faculty with an appointment at or below the Associate Professor Level

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $100,000

Application Deadlines: October 22, 2021, and January 18, 2022


 


 

Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award

Who Can Apply: Postdoctoral/Clinical Research Fellows

Type: Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Term / Funding Amount: 2 Years, $100,000 ($50,000 per year)

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Pilot Research Award in Liver Diseases
 

Who Can Apply: Faculty 3 years post appointment to at or below the Associate Professor Level

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $50,000

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award

Who Can Apply: GI Fellows entering a 4th year Transplant Hepatology Fellowship or 3rd year GI/Hepatology dual certification proces

Type: Travel Funds and Career Development

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $4,000

Application Deadline: January 18, 2022


 


 

Advanced Practice Provider Opportunities Coming Soon! 2022 Opportunities for Advanced Practice Providers will be posted in December 2021.

 


 

Disease-Specific Funding Opportunities

Gupta Family Pilot Award in PSC Research                                                      

Who Can Apply: Postdoctoral level to Faculty at or below the rank of Associate Professor

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Disease Focus: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $50,000

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award                                

Who Can Apply: Graduate Students to Junior Faculty

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Disease Focus: Autoimmune Liver Diseases (e.g., Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $20,000

Application Deadline: December 2, 2021


 


 

Other Programs

 

Emerging Liver Scholars Program                                                                   

Who Can Apply: 1st and 2nd year residents in Internal Medicine, Pathology, Radiology or Pediatrics* or 1st through 4th year surgical residents

Type: Travel / Career Development

Application Deadline: April 17, 2022 (2022 RFA will be posted in February)


 


 

Abstract Awards / Memorial Travel Awards                                             

Who Can Apply: Undergraduate Students to Junior Faculty

Type: Travel

Application Deadlines: Due at the time of abstract submission for The Liver Meeting® or Digestive Disease Week®