Research Awards FAQ

Question:
Are there any funding opportunities for pre-doctoral students at the American Liver Foundation?
Answer:

Currently there are no funding opportunities for pre-doctoral students.

Question:
Must my project focus on basic science? Can I submit a project focused on clinical studies?
Answer:

Either basic science, or clinical studies are eligible for funding.

Question:
My fellowship program is 3 year program but my second and third years are dedicated to research training. I am currently in my 3rd year of the program. Does this make me ineligible for the Postdoctoral Award?
Answer:

The amount of years of actual research training is counted, so you are still eligible.

Question:
One of our transplant doctors is interested in submitting for a Liver Scholar Award however his salary is already covered so he would like to hire a tech and purchase supplies instead of using the award solely for his salary support. Would that be acceptable?
Answer:

No, the Liver Scholar Award must be used for salary support only.

Question:
Can I apply for both a Liver Scholar Award and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award?
Answer:

No, you must apply for one or the other.

Question:
I am a faculty member but my job title is Postdoctoral Associate. Prior to this appointment, I was a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years. Am I still eligible for a Liver Scholar Award?
Answer:

If you are a faculty member then you can apply. Clearly state in your commitment letter from your department chair that you have a faculty appointment.

Page updated: September 29th, 2014

 

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