American College of Gastroenterology: Junior Faculty Development Grant

The ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) are proud to support junior investigators working toward independent careers in clinical research in gastroenterology or hepatology, and invite eligible applicants to apply for a $450,000, three-year career development award ($100,000 in salary support and $50,000 research costs per year), to be funded from July 1, 2021–June 30, 2024. This award supports 50% research time and is only available to ACG members.

The goal of the Junior Faculty Development Award is to assist promising clinical researchers in developing research careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice. This award provides the protected research time, and time dedicated to developing research and leadership skills in order to advance a junior faculty member’s career with novel research.

This grant is designed to support research that is principally focused on digestive or liver diseases. The patient population or disease target should be principally related to the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary system, pancreas, or neuroenteric science, including any translational, clinical, social science, or health services research studies that pertain to managing such patients or conditions. For example, a study about microbiota would be appropriate if it pertains to a digestive disease. In contrast, a study that is principally about HIV would likely not be appropriate unless it directly relates to how HIV affects digestive health.