ASGE Grants, Awards and Workshops - General Information

  • ASGE membership at time of submission is a requirement of eligibility for grants and awards.
  • The number and type of awards granted each year is contingent on available funds.
  • Only electronic single PDF applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM CST, Friday, December 13, 2019

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. 

NYSGE Florence Lefcourt Endoscopy Research Award
Application Deadline 5:00 PM CST, Friday, December 13, 2019 

The New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation are currently accepting applications for the Florence Lefcourt Endoscopy Research Award to support projects related to endoscopy. Such projects may include but are not limited to technical endoscopy research, clinical endoscopy research, outreach or population studies related to endoscopy, and any disease diagnosis or management area that involves endoscopy.

Awardee Spotlight

Headshot Buscaglia Jonathan
"Receiving the ASGE Endoscopic Research Award has, in many ways, changed the focus of my academic career.  The grant funding from the ASGE allowed me to work with world class pancreatic cancer researchers, thereby giving me the chance to develop my personal goal of performing translational research on a disease in which I am passionate about making a difference. This initial work as created several other opportunities for me in regards to endoscopic research and pancreatic cancer, and I am excited to work with my colleagues on these various projects--all of which stemmed from my ASGE research award."

Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE
Stony Brook University Medical Center


Koushik K. Das
"I am so honored to have received an ASGE Endoscopic Research Award. As a translational researcher and therapeutic endoscopist, I am working to examine the utility of biomarkers for malignant transformation and early detection in pancreatic cancer. This generous support from the ASGE has allowed me to develop my research program as I start my independent career to translate novel molecular tools to identify at-risk lesions and improve patient outcomes. Specifically, utilizing the data we have generated with the help of the ASGE Endoscopic Research Award, we are working to better define a novel biomarker, mAb Das-1, in a large, multicenter, national validation cohort and hope to translate this to clinical use. Our findings were recently published in Gastroenterology. Utilizing this preliminary data, we have been able to successfully obtain NIH funding for a larger national pancreatic biomarker validation effort as well as identify an exciting novel sub-cellular process that may be to be critical in pancreatic oncogenesis."

Koushik K. Das, MD
Washington University School of Medicine


ASGE Research Award Recipients 2014-2019


Research Awards

Yen-I Chen, MD

McGill University Health Center
EUS-guided biliary drainage of first intent with the lumen apposing metal stent vs. ERCP in the management of malignant distal biliary obstruction: a randomized controlled trial (ELEMENT trial).

Fergal Donnellan, MD
University of British Columbia
Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Hemostatic Spray in a Porcine Model of Acute Severe Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

Anne Peery, MD

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Endoscopists Across Specialties: Identifying Opportunities For Colonoscopy Quality Improvement.

Florence Lefcourt Endoscopy Research Award

Violeta Popov, MD
NYU School of Medicine
Manhattan VA Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center
The Impact of Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies on Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

Grant Receipt Follow-up Report

The ASGE Foundation and the ASGE Research Committee would like to sincerely thank all of the past grant recipients willing to take the time to provide valuable feedback about the outcomes of their ASGE-funded research projects. Please print out a follow-up report and fax the completed form to (630) 573-0691.

Grant Writing Helpful Hints

If you are having problems submitting your grant application please email the application and/or questions to