Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award

Application Deadline
Award Amount
$200,000 ($100,000/year)
Award Term
Two years
Award Type
Clinical / Translational / Outcomes Research
Career Level
Junior Faculty

Disease Focus: All Areas


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


View the 2023 request for applications [PDF].


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. Up to two applications per distinct department will now be accepted per single sponsoring institution.

**Applications in health disparities-related research are encouraged.**

One award per year will be prioritized for meritorious transplant-related research in memory of the University of Michigan Transplant Team.

  • Eligibility
  • Award Details
  • Selection Criteria
  • How to Apply
  • Application Resources
  • CMS Open Payments Disclaimer


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

  1. The applicant must:
    • Be within the first six* years of their first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) at the start of the award (faculty appointment starting no earlier than July 1, 2017). *The standard eligibility period for this award is within five years of the applicant’s first faculty appointment. In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on researchers, AASLD Foundation has extended the eligibility window for the 2023 Awards cycle. This extension is not anticipated for future cycles.
      • If the applicant does not have a faculty appointment at the time of application, the letter of commitment from their department chair must explicitly confirm that the applicant will have a faculty appointment (i) no later than the Award start date and (ii) for the full award cycle.
    • 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
    • Be able to devote at least 50% effort to the research project on which this application is based.
    • 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. Individuals employed at the NIH, FDA, and CDC are not eligible to apply.
    • Have a research 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.
    • Not hold/have held any other similar award that is intended to primarily support the salary of early career investigators (including but not limited to NIH R, P or most K level grants, or similar career development awards from federal or non-federal sources. See eligibility list for more common programs).
  2. The proposed project must:
    • Be clinical (direct contact with patients, clinical trials), translational (investigation using patient samples), or outcomes-based (epidemiological studies, patient-centered outcomes, or health services) research. 
    • Be conducted at the sponsoring institution within the United States, Canada or Mexico.
  3. Application limits:
    • A single sponsoring institution may submit up to two applications per distinct department within each institutional training site, but only one applicant may be funded per department within each institution for this award category.
    • Applicants may only apply for one AASLD Foundation award per calendar year.   


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The 2023 Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award in Liver Diseases program is made possible through independent grants and unrestricted donations from Gilead Sciences, AASLD, and donors to the AASLD Foundation.