Released on Sep 30, 2021

Call for Submissions: ASGE Foundation Announces Two Research Awards

Apply for these 2022 ASGE Research Awards

Through the ASGE Foundation, the Society offers funding opportunities at all career levels for a wide range of projects. The number and type of awards granted each year is contingent on available funds and ASGE membership is an eligibility requirement. 


ASGE Research Award

ASGE Research Awards are offered to investigators for projects in basic, translational and clinical research with a relationship to gastrointestinal endoscopy. The ASGE is particularly interested in research pertaining to 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. Learn more about the ASGE Research Award.


ASGE Diversity and Inclusion Research Award

The ASGE Diversity and Inclusion Research Award is founded on one of the guiding principles of the ASGE to support minority health and eliminate health care disparities in the field of Gastroenterology. This grant will support studies focusing on minority health and healthcare disparities in populations with GI-focused diseases. Research that has the potential for influencing and impacting change will be prioritized. The research should focus on a systematic process of identifying the clinical issue, the intervention to address the issue, and measuring the post-intervention outcomes to demonstrate how the project may impact clinical practice. Learn more about the Diversity and Inclusion Research Award.


Application submission deadline: 5:00 PM CST Friday, December 10, 2021

For more information on ASGE grants and awards or to apply for the awards described above, visit Research Grants. If you have further questions, contact Ashley Gill, Sr. Manager of the ASGE Foundation, at or at (630) 570-5639.

About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 14,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit and for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.


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