American Liver Foundation: 2017 Liver Scholar Award

The American Liver Foundation is accepting applications to support early career scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable early career scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award amount is up to $75,000 per year for up to three years. Application deadline is Dec. 2.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

American Liver Foundation: 2017 Liver Scholar Award
http://www.liverfoundation.org

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is accepting applications to support early career scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist. The additional research experience provided by this award is intended to enable early career scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Well-trained investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver disease research are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must apply within the first three years of their first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) and commence the award within the first four years of faculty appointment. If the applicant does not have a faculty appointment at the time of application, a letter signed by the department chair confirming that the applicant will have a faculty appointment (a) no later than the Liver Scholar Award start date and (b) for the full award cycle must be submitted. At the time of application or during the Liver Scholar Award cycle, the applicant cannot hold or have held any of the following awards: NIH R01, P01, R29, R21, or any K award; AASLD Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Disease; Veterans Administration Merit Review, Associate Investigator, Research Associate, or Clinical Investigator Award; AGA Research Scholar Award; Glaxo Institute for Digestive Health Award; American Heart Association Award, or any other similar award that is intended to primarily support the salary of early career investigators. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Application Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.liverfoundation.org/2017_research_awards/liverscholar

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-2867.

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