In addition to the Research Award and Research Grant opportunities offered by IFFGD, a few other organizations also offer research funding opportunities:

 

AGA-Shire Research Scholar Award in Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Description: This award provides $100,000 per year for three years (total $300,000) to early career faculty (i.e., investigator, instructor, research associate or equivalent) working toward an independent career in functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders research.

Amount: $300,000 over 3 years

For information and application: www.gastro.org

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21)

Deadline: January 7, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide support for new investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK.

Amount: Up to $125,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Program Projects (P01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites submission of investigator-initiated program project applications. The proposed programs should address scientific areas relevant to the NIDDK mission, including diabetes, selected endocrine and metabolic diseases, obesity, digestive diseases and nutrition, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, as well as new approaches to prevent, treat, and cure these diseases, including clinical research.

Amount: Applications should not request more than $6.25 million in direct costs over 5 years. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Early-Stage Preclinical Validation of Therapeutic Leads for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: The overarching goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to translate basic science research into knowledge and tools that can be utilized to provide strong justification for later-phase therapeutics discovery and development efforts in health-related outcomes relevant to the NIDDK. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Mechanisms, Models, Measurement, and Management in Pain Research (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to inform the scientific community of the pain research interests of the various institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to stimulate and foster a wide range of basic, clinical, and translational studies on pain as they relate to the mission of these centers. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Program Projects (P01)

Deadline: May 29, 2019

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites submission of investigator-initiated program project applications. The proposed programs should address scientific areas relevant to the NIDDK mission including digestive diseases and nutrition among others as well as approaches to treat and cure these diseases, including clinical research. 

Amount: Up to 6,250,000

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

NIDDK Exploratory Clinical Trials for Small Business (R44)

Deadline: September 6, 2019

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide a vehicle for Small Business Concerns (SBCs) submitting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications for investigator-initiated exploratory clinical trials to the NIDDK. The projects must focus on products related to the mission and goals of the NIDDK and may evaluate drugs, biologics, or devices, as well as surgical, behavioral, or rehabilitation therapies. 

Amount: Total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fees) may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II awards.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Assay Development and Screening to Discover Therapeutic or Imaging Agents for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)

Deadline: September 8, 2019

Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to develop, validate, or conduct a screen using a novel assay to identify therapeutic or imaging agents relevant to health related outcomes of interest to the NIDDK. It is expected that state of the art measures of basic cellular processes or molecular events that are key mediators of disease pathogenesis are incorporated into these novel assays.

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Lead Optimization and Preclinical Development of Therapeutic Candidates for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R41/R42)

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Description: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support lead optimization and preclinical development of new therapies for diseases within the mission of the NIDDK with the STTR program.

Amount: While total funding support normally may not exceed $150,000 for Phase I awards and $1,000,000 for Phase II, with appropriate justification from the applicant, applications may exceed these caps by up to 50%.  

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Ancillary Studies to the NIDDK Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium (R01)

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01)

Deadline: January 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity announcement invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities. 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

Biomarkers for Diabetes, Digestive, Kidney and Urologic Diseases Using Biosamples from the NIDDK Repository (R01)

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Description: This funding opportunity will provide support for assays (and associated data analysis) of repository-held samples for studies focused on NIDDK relevant diseases.

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs per year and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For information and application: www.grants.gov/grants/

 

Pilot and Feasibility Clinical and Translational Research Studies in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: Standard dates apply: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide

Description: This funding opportunity will foster the advancement of the research mission of the Divison of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK by soliciting research concepts that for pilot and feasibility clinical study proposals would need further assessment of identified protocol operational challenges would enhance operational feasibility of achieving successful completion of a subsequent larger clinical study; or for clinical translational science proposals, promote exploratory and novel science through the use of human subjects. 

Amount:

For information and application: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/

Do you have a research grant opportunity of interest to the digestive health community? Contact us if you would like IFFGD to post it.

Research Awards
2019 Research Awards
2018 Award Recipients
Amaranath Karunanayake, PhD
Katja Kovacic, MD
Cristina Martinez, PhD
Ans Pauwels, PhD
2013 Award Recipients
Enrico Corazziari, MD
Jan Tack, MD, PhD
Report from Gary Mawe, PhD: The Roles of Intestinal Nerves and Serotonin in Gut Function and Dysfunction
Ashley Blackshaw, PhD
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD
Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, MD
Report from Lukas Van Oudenhove, PhD: Solving the Biopsychosocial Puzzle in Functional Dyspepsia
Muriel Larauche, PhD
2011 Award Recipients
Report from Ronnie Fass, MD: Sleep and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Million Mulugeta, PhD
Adrian Miranda, MD
Samuel Nurko, MD
Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD
Shaman Rajindrajith, MD
2009 Award Recipients
Satish Rao, MD
Emeran Mayer, MD
Javier Santos, MD
Report from Martin Storr, MD, PhD: Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: New Insights in Enteric Regulation
Report From Miguel Saps, MD: Functional Abdominal Pain in Children and Adolescents
2007 Award Recipients
Report from Bruce D. Naliboff, PhD: Symptom Based Psychology for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Report from Magnus Simrén, MD, PhD: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Searching for Underlying Causes
Report from Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS: Diagnostic Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Theory vs. Reality
Report from Sylvie Bradesi, PhD: Role of the Central Immune System in Functional Disorders
Paul E. Hyman, MD
Report from Miranda A. L. van Tilburg, PhD: Home Based Guided Imagery to Treat Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain
Report from Fernando Azpiroz, MD, PhD: Understanding Intestinal Gas
2005 Award Recipients
Report from Yvette Tache, PhD: Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unraveling the Code
Report from Shaheen Hamdy, MRCP, PhD: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing
Report from Michael A. Pezzone, MD, PhD: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Pelvic Pain Disorders
Report from Bridget R. Southwell, PhD: Research into Treatment-Resistant Constipation in Children
Report from Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH: Symptoms Arising from Non-Acid Reflux in Children
2003 Award Recipients
Report from William E. Whitehead, PhD: Summary of Clinical Research Activities
Jyoti N. Sengupta, PhD
Report from Caroline Elder Danda, PhD: Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Assessment and Treatment
Report from Terry Buchmiller-Crair, MD: Using the Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract to Overcome Neonatal Disease
Report from Dan L. Dumitrascu, MD, PhD: The Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Report from Klaus Bielefeldt, MD, PhD: Understanding Pain and Discomfort in Functional GI Disorders
Research Grants
IFFGD Competitive Grants
2014 IFFGD Idiopathic Gastroparesis Research Grants
Leo Cheng, PhD
Braden Kuo, MD, MSc
Richard McCallum, MD
2008 IFFGD Competitive Research Grants
IFFGD Noncompetitive Grants
Other Research Grant Opportunities
Funding Research
Need for Funding Research
How to Make a Difference
The State of Research at NIH & NIDDK
Clinical Trials & Studies
Guide to Randomized Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials and Studies

2019 Research Awards

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IFFGD is currently seeking applications and nominations for our 2019 Research Recognition Awards

To date, IFFGD has presented awards to 42 investigators from around the world engaged in functional GI & motility disorders research. 

2019 Research Awards Guidelines

2019 Research Awards Application

Past Award Recipients