The American Liver Foundation promotes and supports education and research related to the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. Since 1979, the foundation's Research Awards Program has provided more than $26 million in research funding.
The program offers grants in three categories, including Liver Scholar awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards.
1) Liver Scholar Award: Three-year grants of up to $225,000 will be awarded in support of basic science research projects. The goal is to provide young scientists with support at an early stage of their careers and help bridge the gap between completion of their research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, preference will be given to projects related to biliary atresia and primary biliary cirrhosis.
2) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award: One-year grants of up to $12,500 will be awarded to support MD, PhD, and MD/PhD postdoctoral fellows in their first or second year of appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow or trainee and who seek professional development, additional training, and experience in liver research. The foundation encourages projects related to transplantation, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, biliary atresia, and primary biliary cirrhosis.
See the American Liver Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about past award recipients, and application instructions.