AASLD Foundation – Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award
Slots: A single sponsoring institution may submit up to two applications per distinct department within each institutional training site.
Internal Deadline: October 18, 2019, noon PT
External Deadline: December 4, 2019
Award Information: Type: Clinical / Translational / Outcomes Research
Estimated Number of Awards: N/A
Anticipated Amount: $200,000 ($100,000/year)
Budgetary Requirements: Funds may only be used for salary support or for technical support/laboratory supplies for the recipient. No indirect costs are provided. It is expected that additional funds are available to the investigator in order to carry out the proposed research.
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: – Applicant must be within the first five (5) years of his/her first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) at the start of the award (July 1, 2020).
- If the applicant does not have a faculty appointment at the time of application, a letter signed by the department chair confirming that the applicant will have a faculty appointment (i) no later than the Pinnacle Research Award start date and (ii) for the full award cycle must be submitted.
- If funded, at least 50% effort will be devoted to the research project on which this application is based.
- The applicant must be a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period.
- Applicant must have a mentor or co-mentor who is an AASLD member in good standing at the time of application and for the duration of the award period.
- Applicant must be sponsored by a public or private non-profit institution accredited in the United States, Canada or Mexico engaged in health care and health-related research. The funded research project must be conducted at the sponsoring institution within the United States, Canada or Mexico.
- Project is clinical, translational, or outcomes based research. “Clinical Research” is defined as studies related to patients or disease processes having direct contact between the principal investigator and humans. Clinical research includes clinical trials in liver disease. “Translational Research” is defined as clinical research with a substantial component of laboratory investigation using blood or tissue specimens from patients with liver disease. “Outcomes Research” includes epidemiological studies, patient-centered outcomes research or health services research.
- Applicant does not hold other similar research awards. Applicants who hold other research awards (including but not limited to NIH K08, K23, R21; Veterans Administration Merit Review Grant or Career Development Award; AGA Research Scholar Award; Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health Award; American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Award, etc.) are not eligible.
The Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Awards in Liver Diseases are two-year awards of $200,000 ($100,000/year) intended to foster career development for individuals performing clinical research, translational research, or outcomes research in a liver-related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study. The awards ensure that a significant portion of young investigator’s time is protected for research, with an overall objective of enabling young investigators to develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease.
Applicants will be evaluated based upon their background, their commitment to a research career, the strength of their research project and the environment in which they will conduct this project.
Applications will be reviewed based on the written materials submitted. Incomplete applications and applications that fail to adhere strictly to the instructions (including the submission deadline and page limitations) will not be reviewed. All decisions are final.
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