2019 IFFGD Research Recognition Awards
IFFGD is pleased to announce that we are seeking applications/nominations for our Research Recognition Awards to be offered in 2019.
The Awards recognize and support young investigators who have a record of research interest and accomplishment in neurogastroenterology and, especially, in the basic mechanisms and clinical aspects of functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders. These Awards are intended to encourage the participation of clinicians and scientists in multidisciplinary efforts aimed at advancing the understanding and treatment of these disorders in adults and children. Each Award consists of a $7,500 USD gift to the recipient's institution to be applied to his/her research investigations.
To be eligible, investigators must have completed their fellowship (MD) or PhD degree (or their equivalent) no more than seven years prior to application, have a record of relevant research accomplishment, and be currently active in investigating basic or clinical aspects of functional GI or motility disorders, or other neurogastroenterological problem. Only investigators working in nonprofit institutions are eligible.
Application and Nomination
Applications are to be submitted on behalf of the candidate along with letters of sponsorship and support from clinicians or scientists who are familiar with the candidate's research activities. Two letters of support and the CV of the nominee should accompany the application. The IFFGD Selection Committee will review applications and determine the recipients.
Each Award recipient will be required to provide a brief article, to be published by IFFGD, which summarizes his or her current research objectives and activities.
The individuals selected for Awards will be recognized at IFFGD's Annual Breakfast at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) to be held in San Diego, California in May 2019 (date and time TBD).
The deadline for receipt of applications is December 16, 2018.