# of Recipients:
December 3, 2023
To develop independent and productive research careers in liver disease.
Applicants must be postdoctoral or clinical research fellows who have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency within the past five years at the start of the grant term; must be either from North America, working at an academic, medical or research institution at the time of application and for the duration of the award, or outside of North America who have already been accepted into a fellowship position at a North American education institution at the time of application and for the duration of the award; and must be members of the AASLD at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period (they must have their respective mentors at the North American Institution who are AASLD members in good standing for the duration of the award); funded projects must be completed at the North American institution; at least 80 percent effort should be devoted to research activities related to the award; Be clinical or translational. “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; Be completed at the North American institution.
Candidates 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 the 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.