Unrestricted Research/Educational Grant Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply by Monday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This award is intended for basic, clinical, or outcomes research related to liver disease.

Applicants must be doing research in Western Pennsylvania and be affiliated with an established University or hospital. 

 

Students, residents, fellows, nurses, physician extenders, and faculty are eligible.  CLA Board and Scientific review committee members and current awardees are NOT eligible. 

FUNDING PERIOD

December 1, 2019- December 31, 2020 
 

STIPEND

This is a one-year award of $25,000.  The funds can be used for either salary or direct research expense support but must be expended solely for the sponsored research project. No indirect costs will be covered.

 

COMMITTEE REVIEW

The deadline for submission of applications is November 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. Applications should be emailed to Suzanna Masartis at suzanna@communityliveralliance.org  Applications will be reviewed by the CLA Research Scholarship Committee. The successful applicant winner will be notified by email in December 2019.

 

AWARDEE PRESENTATION

The awardee will be expected to summarize the research at a CLA Board meeting in 2020 (date to be provided).

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The application proposal shall be confined to 3 pages (Times Roman, 11 font, 1” margins) including Specific AIMs, Background and Significance, Preliminary Data, and Research Design and Methods. Figures and Tables must be included within the 3-page proposal. Your name should appear at the top of the first page along with the title of the proposal. References shall be limited to 1 additional page. An additional 1-page (or less) budget justification should be provided documenting how the funds will be spent. The proposal must have accompanying IACUC/IRB approval for animal/human research, respectively.

  • A NIH biosketch of the applicant (and mentor, if applicable) must be included with the proposal. (sample at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm).

  • The proposal must also be approved by the research department at the applicant’s institution.

  • An invoice must be presented to the CLA from the awardee’s institution to receive the check.

  • An end of year project report  is due by January 30, 2020.

 

AWARD CONTACT or QUESTIONS 

Suzanna Masartis at suzanna@communityliveralliance.org or 412-501-3CLA

 

Past Awardees

2017

Dr. Allan Tsung, UPMC Liver Cancer Center

The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Nash-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

2018

Dr. Tirthadipa (Dipa) Pradhan-Sundd, Dept of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh

Molecular Mechanism of Sickle Cell Hepatic Crisis

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