Application Deadline
Award Term
Two Years
Award Type
Career Development
Career Level
Advanced Practice Provider
Pre-Doctoral / Graduate

Meeting Dates:       November 10-14, 2023, Boston, Massachusetts
                                       October 25-29, 2024, San Diego, California


Applications for this program are no longer being accepted for the 2023 funding cycle. The 2024 RFA will be posted January 2024.


View the 2023 Request For Application [PDF].



The Emerging Liver APP program brings early career advanced practice providers (APPs) to the premiere scientific meeting in hepatology and advances their knowledge of liver diseases through educational programming, professional development activities led by leaders in the field, and networking with hepatology KOLs and peers from around the globe.

Participants start the program with complimentary AASLD membership, journal subscriptions, and registration and travel support to attend The Liver Meeting, where they will participate in exclusive networking and educational events while also having full access to all scientific programming the meeting has to offer. Over the next year, APPs will participate in special leadership and professional development activities led by AASLD / AASLD Foundation leadership and webinars related to clinical competencies in hepatology. The program concludes with a second fully sponsored trip to The Liver Meeting, where they will connect with new program participants and continue to expand their network and knowledge in hepatology. 

Individuals who practice in underserved communities or identify as part of a systemically marginalized group in medicine that has historically faced barriers due to factors such as their race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status (e.g., first generation college graduate, from low-income communities, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply. To promote health equity, increase patient access in medically underserved communities, and support increased diversity in the hepatology workforce, each year a minimum of 30% of available awards will be reserved for applicants from federally designated health professional shortage areas and/or Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) for groups underrepresented in medicine.

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In order to be eligible for this program, the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The applicant must:
  • Reside in the US, Canada, or Mexico
  • Be a:
    • Graduate student in an accredited degree program for Advanced Practice Providers (e.g., MSN, MPAS, MSHS, PharmD, etc.) who is scheduled to complete their program between July 2023 – June 2024;
    • A practicing Advanced Practice Provider (e.g., Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Pharmacist, etc.) who has less than 24 months experience in a setting primarily focused on hepatology and/or transplant hepatology (i.e., hepatology patients are greater than 50% of cases seen).
  • Be interested in specializing in hepatology clinical care.
  1. Other Requirements:
  • AASLD Membership is not a requirement to apply for this program.
  • Previous participants of the Emerging Liver APP program are not eligible to apply again. Previous applicants who were not selected are encouraged to re-apply if they continue to meet eligibility criteria.
  • Each program participant will work with an AASLD Associate Member mentor during their award for guidance, advice, and career coaching
    • ​​​​​​ Candidates are not required to identify an AASLD Associate Member mentor at the time of application but may do so if they have a mentorship relationship already identified/established.
    • Candidates who do not have an AASLD Associate Member mentor will be matched with one if their application is accepted.
    • Applicants without a pre-identified mentor will not be penalized nor will having a pre-identified AASLD Associate Member mentor give an applicant an advantage during the selection process
  • There is no limit to the number of applications that will be accepted per institution, but only one candidate may be selected per distinct department within each institution in an application cycle.


The 2023 Emerging Liver APP program is made possible through unrestricted donations from AASLD and donors to the AASLD Foundation.