AGA Foundation Invites Applications for Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer

The AGA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Gastroenterological Association, is inviting applications for the Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer.

Sponsored by the R. Robert and Sally D. Funderburg Charitable Trust, the annual award is designed to support an established investigator in the field of gastric biology whose research enhances our understanding of gastric cancer pathobiology and leads to its prevention or the development of a cure for the disease. The recipient will be selected based on novelty, feasibility, and significance of his/her proposal.

A single two-year grant of up to $100,000 will be awarded to an established investigator working on a novel approach in gastric cancer research, including the fields of gastric mucosal cell biology, regeneration and regulation of cell growth (not as they relate 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 in the diagnosis or treatment of gastric carcinoma.

To be eligible, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position at an accredited North American institution and be established as an independent investigator in the field of gastric biology. AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Women and minority investigators are strongly encouraged to apply.

See the AGA Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application information.

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Deadline: December 01, 2018