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2015 Research Awards Program

Research is integral to the work of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and is essential to improving treating and finding a cure for liver disease.


Since 1979, the Research Awards Program has provided more than $24 million in research funding. Over 800 qualified scientists and physicians have pursued careers in liver disease research and treatment as a result of receiving these grants early in their careers.

The American Liver Foundation is proud to support these research efforts and is hopeful that they will bring us closer to finding a cure for liver disease.


2015 Research and Fellowship Awards

Supporting liver disease research, advancing human health and developing the next generation of hepatologists.

Important Application Information

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 4, 11:59 PM EST

Recipient Notification: May 2015

Award Start Date: July 1, 2015

Applications are reviewed by leaders in the field of hepatology. Scores are based on the scientific merit of the research proposal and commitment to a career in hepatology. The number of awards and fellowships granted is contingent on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

The American Liver Foundation provides equal opportunity for all research and fellowship award applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

Liver Scholar Award

The Liver Scholar Award is a three-year, $75,000 per year ($225,000 total) basic science award that encourages young investigators to pursue a career in liver related research. The goal is to provide the young scientists with support at an early stage of their careers 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 them to successfully compete for research grants from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health.

While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, the following are of particular interest: biliary atresia and primary biliary cirrhosis.

The number of Liver Scholar Awards is contingent upon available funding.

Support for the 2014 American Liver Foundation Liver Scholar Awards by donors to the American Liver Foundation’s Research Awards Program and New England Run for Research Fund is gratefully acknowledged.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award

The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award is a one-year award of $12,500 that supports 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.

While applications on all liver-related research topics will be considered, the following are of particular interest: transplantation, auto immune hepatitis, hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, biliary atresia, and primary biliary cirrhosis.

The number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards is contingent upon available funding.

Support for the 2014 American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards by donors to the American Liver Foundation Research Awards Program through the following funds is greatly appreciated: the Charles Trey, MD Memorial Research Fund; the Herman Lopata Memorial Hepatitis Research Fund; the Hepatitis Fund for the Cure Research Fund; the Congressman John Joseph Moakly Research Fund; the PSC Research Fund; the John M. Vierling, MD Research Fund; the Thomas F. Nealon, III Research Fund; the Roger L. Jenkins, MD Research Fund; the Dean Thiel Memoral Research Fund; the Thomas E. Starzl, MD Research Fund.

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