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.
The Need for More Research – How You Can Help
IFFGD participates in and encourages support of scientific inquiry and research. Although the need has been demonstrated, functional GI disorder research remains severely underfunded.
There are a growing number of clinicians and investigators who are striving to learn more about the functional gastrointestinal disorders. They need research funding. You can help. Working together, we can change the way these disorders are viewed, managed and treated. To know more about funding needs, visit: Need for Funding Research and How to Make a Difference.