Sponsored by the R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Charitable Trust, the annual award is designed to support an established investigator whose research has the potential to enhance the fundamental understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology and ultimately lead to the prevention of or a cure for the disease. The recipient will be selected based on novelty, feasibility, and significance of his/her proposal.
A single grant of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded to an established investigator working on novel approaches in gastric cancer research, including the fields of gastric mucosal cell biology, regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as it relates to peptic ulcer disease or repair), inflammation (including Helicobacter pylori) as precancerous lesions, genetics of gastric carcinoma, oncogenes in gastric epithelial malignancies, epidemiology of gastric cancer, etiology of gastric epithelial malignancies, or clinical research with respect to the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.
To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position at an accredited institution in North America and be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission, and women and minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.
See the AGA Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application information.