Research and Education Fund

The Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease at University Hospitals, supported by the Lansing C. Hoskins Education and Research Fund, focuses on promoting and supporting new research initiatives in digestive diseases undertaken by fellows and junior faculty. The program’s primary goal is to provide awardees with initial funds to develop and commence new digestive health-related research initiatives leading to robust careers.

All fellows must submit at least one pilot/feasibility proposal per year for faculty review during the first two years of their fellowship training.

Limited awards of up to $5,000/year will be made, and projects should be completed within one year of the award. Awards are intended to support regulatory start-up, research costs, and data collection. Awardees are expected to present research results to divisional faculty and fellows.

The project may also be used to provide preliminary data for applications for larger research grants in areas related to digestive diseases. Guidelines for preparing written proposals are available upon enrollment in the fellowship program.