Supporting Clinical Research: Fulfilling the Core Mission of the ACG Institute

Since the founding of the ACG Institute in 1994, funding has been provided to 699 investigators, totaling more than $27 million for research directly relating to the practice of clinical gastroenterology. Looking ahead, the ACG Institute’s continued investment in career development awards and funding for GI fellows-in-training will foster clinical innovations in gastroenterology and hepatology that will improve patient care and strengthen the capabilities of practitioners. The College is proud of the achievements of its funded investigators and plans to invest more fully in their leadership and success.

The ACG Institute will begin accepting applications September 6, 2022. The deadline is Monday, December 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT. Learn more about the eight different award types below.

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NEW – Health Equity Research Award
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Junior Faculty Development Award

This three-year award, totaling $450,000, provides support for junior investigators working toward independent careers in clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology. Junior investigators who hold fulltime faculty positions at North American institutions, and are ACG members, are eligible to apply for this award.

Established Investigator Bridge Funding Award

This two-year award, totaling $300,000, provides support for established investigators with bridge funding for clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology. Investigators who hold faculty positions at North American institutions, are ACG members, and have evidence of recent concluded or newly anticipated federal funding, are eligible to apply for this award.


Pre-qualification application recommended, before submission

Health Equity Research Award

The NEW one-year award, with funding up to $50,000 supports actionable science that will translate to reducing health and/or healthcare disparities, thereby promoting health equity. This award type is for faculty or practicing gastroenterologists/ hepatologists in community practice in the U.S. or Canada, and the PI must be an ACG member and have pilot data, to be eligible to apply for this award.

ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

This award offered jointly by ACG and ASGE supports one or two-year awards of up to $50,000, for projects involving the use and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy using the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC). This award type is for physicians (MD, DO, or PhD) in the U.S. or Canada. Must be an ACG or ASGE Member at the time of submission.


NOTE: Deadline is Friday, December 9, 2022

Clinical Research Award

The mission of this one-year award, with funding of up to $50,000, is to support innovative patient-oriented research with direct applicability to clinical care. Preliminary data is required, and at least one of the investigators must be an ACG Member or Trainee Member at the time of submission.

Clinical Research Award Pilot Projects

The mission of this one-year award for pilot projects, with funding of up to $15,000, is to encourage clinical research among trainees and junior faculty. Previous work or preliminary data is not required. At least one of the investigators must be an ACG Member or Trainee Member at the time of submission.

Resident Clinical Research Award

This one-year award, with funding of up to $10,000, is to support innovative patient-oriented research with direct applicability to clinical care. This award type is for first or second year internal medicine or pediatric residents in U.S. or Canada, and at least one of the research mentors must be an ACG Member at the time of submission.

Medical Student Research Award

This 6-10 week research project, with funding of up to $5,000, is to support short-term summer research experiences in gastroenterology and hepatology. This award type is for first, second or third year medical students in the U.S. or Canada, and at least one of the research mentors must be an ACG Member at the time of submission.

Grant Recipients

2022 Grant Recipients

The ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education is pleased to announce the award of $2,218,535 in support of outstanding clinical research in gastroenterology. For 2022, the ACG Institute will support four Junior Faculty Development Awards, at an overall level of $1,800,000—an investment in career development which recognizes and supports promising clinical researchers. The 2022 ACG Clinical Research Awardees include two Health Equity Research Awards, a NEW award category to support actionable science that will translate to reducing health and/or healthcare disparities, thereby promoting health equity, and will provide $97,022 in funding. The joint ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, is supporting one investigator at up to $50,000 to support research for projects involving the use and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy using GIQuIC. The 2022 Clinical Research Awards (including Pilot Awards) will go to 8 investigators, for a total of $231,589. The Medical Resident Awards and Medical Student Awards will go to 8 investigators, for a total of $64,924.

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