A Generous Friend to Researchers Working on Neuroenteric Disease

Digestive diseases, IBD, neuroenteric diseases: call them what you want, they’re all miserable. They’re icky and uncomfortable in the mildest cases, and can lead to death in the more severe cases. Fortunately, though, the American Gastroenterological Association Foundation is on the case. It exists to raise awareness—and research dollars—for this unpleasant assortment of maladies, and recently, it announced an invitation for applications to the AGA-Athena Troxel Blackburn Research Scholar Award in Neuroenteric Disease.

It’s up to $90,000 per year over three years—not exactly pocket change—and it’s given to early career investigators in the area of neuroenteric disease research. The AGA Foundation feels strongly that young researchers’ time is precious, and should be used for research, not fundraising or grant writing. That’s why the grant is so generous.

The AGA Foundation is especially interested in projects undertaken by minorities and women, and in IBD projects. From the website:

To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree (e.g., M.B., Ch.B., M.B.B.S., D.O.) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution by October 1, 2015. AGA Membership is required at the time of application submission.

Visit the AGA Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application information. The deadline in June 5th.