NASPGHAN Foundation Grants

The 2017 NASPGHAN Foundation grants site is now open.

Grant Policy Statement

Grants for 2017 include:

NASPGHAN Foundation/Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Young Investigator Award for IBD

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017
Contact Moustafa Ibrahim, CCF senior grants manager, directly at mibrahim@crohnscolitisfoundation.org, or 646-943-7505 for additional information and/or how to apply for this grant. This grant will not be administered through the NASPGHAN grant site. 

NASPGHAN Foundation/NASPGHAN George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award 

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

This two-year grant is available to junior faculty to support research activities that have the potential for evolution to an independent research career in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. Monies are awarded in support of a meritorious research project in the clinical or basic sciences to study the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver or pancreas and nutritional disorders in children,

NASPGHAN Foundation/Nestlé Nutrition Research Young Investigator Development Award 

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

This two-year grant is available to junior faculty to support research activities that have the potential for evolution to an independent research career in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition. This grant, generously supported by Nestlé Nutrition Institute, is awarded to support meritorious basic or clinical research relating to nutrition in infancy, childhood or adolescence.

NASPGHAN Foundation Mid-Level Career Development Award

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

This mid-level career development award is for NASPGHAN members pursuing research related to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and are at a mid-level in their career.  Mid-level is defined by a faculty member who is at least 6 years from the start of a first faculty position at the time of the application, but has not have reached professor level. This award will provide up to $100,000 dollars in direct funding for 2 years ($50,000 per year) for the advancement of research careers for applicants with significant promise in their mid-years as faculty. The proposal must include a focused area of research which will directly enhance the applicant’s ability to achieve further national peer-reviewed research funding and result in significant impact on gastrointestinal, nutrition and liver health in children. Basic, clinical, translational, epidemiologic, dissemination and implementation research are all encouraged. This award is to foster either a new area of enquiry or to provide pilot data in an ongoing area of research with substantial potential for new funding.

Supported by a grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals Products, Inc.

The NASPGHAN Foundation/Takeda Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Research Innovation Award

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

This award will provide $75,000 annually for two years (total $150,000) for innovative, high-impact research in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The intent of this research award is to stimulate scientific inquiry in an area that is exceptionally innovative and has the potential to impact the field in a highly novel manner. Applicants at any career level may apply.

NASPGHAN Foundation Innovations in Clinical Care Grant

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

The aim of this grant is to encouage and support the development of innovative approaches to optimize the quality of care and health care delivery to children with digestive diseases by the clinically focused pediatric gastroenterologist. The Foundation will award up to two grants, each ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 for a one-year period. Selection criteria include potential impact of the project on patient care and the applicability of the project to the general NASPGHAN community. Clinically oriented physicians are strongly encouraged to apply.

NASPGHAN Foundation/Abbott Nutrition Advanced Fellowship Training in Pediatric Nutrition

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2017

The award is expected to begin on July 1, 2018 although alternate start dates in 2018 will be considered to accommodate non-traditional academic schedules.

Pediatric nutrition is one of the fastest growing areas of scientific and clinical importance to child and population health.  To address this growing interest and to accelerate the training of pediatric experts, the NASPGHAN Foundation has partnered with Abbott Nutrition to develop a pathway for advanced fellowship training in pediatric nutrition. 

The NASPGHAN Foundation/Abbott Nutrition Advanced Fellowship in Nutrition will provide up to $75,000 in direct funding to support a year of advanced training in pediatric nutrition for a NASPGHAN member.  Applicants are expected to identify a mentor and a host nutrition research program prior to application for funding.  The fellowship must include a well-defined clinical experience as well as a focused research project. The primary objective of the fellowship is to catalyze and increase the number of highly-trained, expert nutrition clinicians, educators and scientists among the membership of NASPGHAN, as a means to improve service to our patients and the public.

NASPGHAN Foundation/APGNN Susan Moyer Nursing Research Award

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

This one-year grant is available to pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and hepatology nurses to support research activities that have the potential to advance nursing care of patients and families of children with gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic or nutritional disorders. Monies are awarded in support of a meritorious research projects to study the nursing care of families and children with pediatric gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic or nutritional disorders.

NASPGHAN Foundation Fellow to Faculty Transition Award in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

This award provides $75,000 salary support to enable promising senior pediatric gastroenterology fellows to spend an additional year engaged in full-time research and patient care related to pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The goal is to prepare physicians for independent research careers in IBD by allowing them:

  • To further develop a promising clinical, epidemiologic, outcomes or basic science project, or
  • To build on previously acquired skills and make a transition to IBD Research.
  • To learn new techniques and/or clinical skills by pursuing a formal curriculum at either their sponsoring institution and/or as a visitor for an extended period at a pediatric or internal medicine IBD center at another institution.

Supported by a grant from Abbvie and Janssen Biotech

NASPGHAN Foundation/AstraZeneca Research Award for Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract 

(Offered in even numbered years)

This grant will provide $75,000 annually for two years (total $150,000) for studies focused on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, natural history, genetics, diagnosis and management of peptic disorders and other diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract in children.  Diseases that are relevant to this announcement include, but are not limited to gastroesophageal reflux, reflux esophagitis, eosinophilic (allergic) esophagitis, motility disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract, Helicobacter pylori infection with or without ulceration, non-ulcer dyspepsia, and non-bacterial ulcer diseases.Applicants at any career level may apply.