Purpose of Grant Awards
IFFGD began awarding Research Grants in 2007 (and Research Awards in 2003). These grants are in addition to the IFFGD Research Awards. IFFGD grants provide funding for research relevant to understanding and managing functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders.
Our goal is to support high-quality research that will ultimately lead to improvements in the care of patients with these disorders. IFFGD's mission is patient-oriented. Hence, preference is given to supporting clinical research and basic research that is translational in nature.
Types of Grant Awards
Competitive grants follow a procedure in which applications are reviewed and scored by a Selection Committee, which is independent of IFFGD staff. The availability of these grants is announced to the research community through multiple channels.
Noncompetitive grants may be made from time to time by IFFGD. These discretionary, non-competing awards support patient programs or research determined to be consistent with our mission.