Grants & Awards


Research Grants

Last year, through the ASGE Foundation, more than $225,000 was granted to support endoscopic research projects. Read more about grant opportunities and upcoming deadlines.

ASGE Research Award

ASGE Research Awards are offered to investigators (MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent) for projects in basic, translational and clinical research with a relationship to gastrointestinal endoscopy. The ASGE is particularly interested in research pertaining to (in no particular order): colorectal cancer screening, Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy training, health disparities, quality measurement and improvement, endoscope reprocessing and infection control, endoscopic sedation/anesthesia, bowel preparation, novel endoscopic treatments for obesity, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other endoscopically-guided imaging/interventions. The research committee will consider funding pilot projects if there is an explicit outline for subsequent projects, and their funding plan (e.g. NIH, VA Merit), based on the preliminary data generated by the proposed pilot. Learn more about the ASGE Research Award.

ACG/ASGE Epidemiologic Research Award in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

This Research Award provides support for projects involving studies on the use and outcomes of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy using the GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC). This award is co-sponsored by the ACG and ASGE and should have the potential to impact the quality and outcomes of GI endoscopy. Learn more about the Epidemiologic Research Award.


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Award For Collaborative Endoscopy Research (ACER) In Honor Of Florence Lefcourt

The NYSGE Award for Collaborative Endoscopy Research (ACER) in Honor of Florence Lefcourt provides funding for multi-institutional collaboration focused on translational or clinical research with a strong emphasis on gastrointestinal endoscopy. NYSGE is particularly interested in research pertaining to, in no order of preference: cancer screening and therapy, endoscopy training, novel endoscopic treatments, biomarker research, health disparities, quality measurement and improvement, cost-benefit analyses, health economics, endoscope reprocessing and infection control, and other imaging and interventions that are guided by endoscopy. 
 
The Society’s primary goal is to foster greater scientific collaboration among several metropolitan New York institutions. Therefore, the grant requires active collaboration of at least three institutions. Two of the institutions, including the lead institution or investigator, must be based in metropolitan New York. Strong preference will be given to studies that could not reasonably be conducted without a collaborative approach and to investigators who have demonstrated prior collaboration or have collected preliminary data to support feasibility.  
 
ACER in Honor of Florence Lefcourt is a two-year award with total funding of $100,000. No indirect funds will be provided. The initial Year 1 award will be $50,000. The Research Committees of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and NYSGE will review progress after 12 months. Further funding is contingent upon meeting pre-defined milestones. Learn more about the ACER Award.


ASGE Endoscopic Training Award

The ASGE Endoscopic Training Award provides Advanced Fellows or Junior Faculty with the opportunity to train outside of their home country with a premier GI endoscopist or group to advance their training. The award assists in underwriting reasonable and customary travel and living expenses for a period of one to three months. The award includes a $5,000 cash stipend prior to the recipient's travel.  Up to three awards will be available annually for North American and International ASGE members. Learn more about ASGE's Endoscopic Training Award.

Honorary Awards

Each year ASGE recognizes and presents awards to members who have contributed to the body of knowledge in our profession, to the betterment of our organization and to society as a whole. Honorees are recognized at the ASGE Crystal Awards Dinner held annually during DDW. Learn more about ASGE’s Honorary Awards.

Diversity Awards

In an effort to recognize underserved populations, the ASGE Diversity Committee created the ASGE Diversity Awards in 2007. The Society distributes two awards annually, one for gender and another for ethnicity. Learn more.