The GESA Research & Grants Committee awards a number of grants, scholarships, fellowships, and prizes to support research and also the career development of clinicians and scientists in gastroenterology and hepatology.
To stimulate clinical, basic, and translational research in Australia GESA has made a significant financial investment to build a research fund to provide grants to allow members to undertake full time research in both basic and clinical gastroenterological research. GESA is committed to continue to grow this research fund to provide ongoing support to researchers in the future.
Sponsors are not involved in the selection of the applicants or assessment of submissions for any of the grants for which they provide financial support.
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. Grants Management System Grants & Fellowships
Please check our website regularly for new opportunities and review GESA communications
Please contact GESA CEO on 1300 766 176 and
email@example.com to discuss your interest
How to Apply - Access the Grant Management System
All applications are via the GESA online
Grants Management System. All details specific to each grant or fellowship are detailed in the Grant System.
Once a Researcher account has been created in the Grant System you can maintain a personal profile and curriculum vitae which can be used for each of your future funding applications. You can also submit invoices and lodge research progress reports and other deliverables online via your Researcher account.
GESA's policy is that
institutional overheads (indirect costs) are not covered in the grant budget. We recommend separate arrangements are made in relation to these costs.
Please continue to check the website regularly for the announcement of new grants.
2021 GESA Members Research Grant - $6,200 (inc GST) - applications are
The purpose of the 2021 GESA Members Research Grant is to provide funding for a gastroenterology and or hepatology research project in a culturally- or language-diverse patient setting. The grant funds may be used for a variety of initiatives including the development of new technology such as a software application.
2021 GESA Members Philanthropic Grant - $10,000 (inc GST) - applications are
The purpose of the 2021 GESA Members Philanthropic Project Grant is to support the sustainable improvement of gastrointestinal health care in remote or disadvantaged areas of Australia or to contribute to gastrointestinal health care in the Asia-Pacific area by providing financial support for young gastroenterologists from the region who are not members of GESA but have been nominated by a GESA member to attend GESA AGW.
2021 GESA Mostyn Family Grant - $30,000 (inc GST) - applications are
The aim of the 2021 GESA Mostyn Grant is to support innovative research to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancer in Australia. This can be from basic science to applied translational research in either field and can include epidemiological studies.
2020 GESA Olympus Endoscopy Fellowship - $20,000 (inc GST) - applications are closed
The 2021 GESA Olympus Fellowship is to assist a trainee who wishes to further their training as a fellow in Endoscopy-related gastroenterology. The intention is to help train a future leader in the field, who will promote clinical excellence and accelerate the applicant's education and leadership in endoscopy.
2020 GESA-Celltrion Healthcare IBD Fellowship - $30, 000 (inc GST) - applications are closed
The GESA-Celltrion Healthcare IBD Fellowship is to assist a trainee who wishes to further their training as a fellow in IBD-related gastroenterology and perform research in the field of IBD. The intention is to help train leaders in the field who will contribute to clinical excellence and research in IBD during their subsequent career. This grant has closed for applications and the winner will be announced at AGW 2020. The 2022 GESA-Celltrion Healthcare IBD Fellowship will be opened for application in mid-2021
2020 GESA Project Grants - $25, 000 (incl. GST) x 6 - applications are closed
The purpose of the 2020 GESA Project Grants is to provide funding to investigators in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology to undertake research that may lead to future grants. The Project Grants may be used for a pilot or larger study or the secondary analysis of existing data. The grant funds are intended primarily to support reagent or equipment costs, but salaries may be included if appropriate and necessary to complete the project.
This grant has closed for applications and the winner will be announced at AGW2020.
2019 GESA Bushell Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - $240,000 (inc GST) - applications are closed
The purpose of the 2019 GESA Bushell Post-doctoral Research Fellowship is to support a full-time early-career researcher associated with a research institute, university department or hospital who has demonstrated interest in research into health and disease related to the broad field of gastroenterology or hepatology.
GESA-Ferring IBD Clinical Excellence Grants - $30,000 x3 (inc GST) - applications are closed
The purpose of the grant is to provide funding to an individual who is at an early- to mid-stage in their gastroenterology career and who has developed special skills in IBD clinical management to encourage clinical excellence in IBD clinical practice within their sponsoring institution and, subsequently, in Australia. It is anticipated that the funds will be used to ensure the clinician provides improvements in a specific IBD service, by way of a clinical or research project, within a hospital that provides salary support and infrastructure to achieve that goal.
*** Winners name uni and grant name – and photo (eventually)
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