Since 2000, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Foundation (initially through AASLD) has invested more than $59 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.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL INTEREST:

Additional dedicated funding to advance research activities in autoimmune hepatitis is available for the 2024 Awards cycle. Applications in autoimmune hepatitis are encouraged in all early to mid-career research award categories and the Pilot and Autoimmune Exploratory Research Award categories.

Open 2024 Funding Opportunities

The Liver Meeting Abstract Awards

Who Can Apply: Undergraduate students to Junior Faculty

Type: Travel

Application Deadline: June 17, 2024

Closed Programs

The following programs are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 funding cycle. Funding year 2025 program information will be posted in August.


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 4, 2023



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 4, 2023



Pilot Research Award in Liver Diseases 
 

Who Can Apply: Junior Faculty 3 years post appointment to at or below the Mid-Career Faculty/Associate Professor Level

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

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

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023



Frank J. Tusa Pilot Award for Research in Hepatic Encephalopathy 


 

Who Can Apply: Early-Stage Investigators (ESI) to at or below the Mid-Career Faculty/Associate Professor Level

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Disease Focus: Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)

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

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023



 

 

Gupta Family Pilot Award in PSC Research   

 

 

Who Can Apply: Postdoctoral level to at or below the Mid-Career Faculty/Associate Professor Level

Type: Basic, Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research

Disease Focus: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

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

Application Deadline: December 4, 2023

2024 Program Updates: Proposals must be focused on etiology and/or pathogenesis of PSC



Autoimmune Liver Diseases Exploratory 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 4, 2023



Digestive Disease Week® Abstract Awards 

Who Can Apply: GI or Transplant Hepatology Fellows

Type: Travel

Application Deadline: December 20, 2023



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: November 6, 2023 and January 15, 2024


 


 

Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellow Award

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

Type: Travel Funds and Career Development

Term / Funding Amount: 1 Year, $4,000

Application Deadline: March 19, 2024



Emerging Liver Scholars Program

Who Can Apply: Medical Residents in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Med-Peds, Pathology, Radiology, or Surgery Training Programs

Type: Travel / Career Development

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024



Emerging Liver Advanced Practice Provider Program

Who Can Apply: Early-career or new-to-liver Advanced Practice Providers; Graduate students in accredited Advanced Practice Provider degree programs

Type: Travel / Career Development

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024