AFS’s Research Grant program focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Foregut disease.

The AFS Research Grant is open to any young principal investigator (within 5 years of completion of training) who is a current AFS member. AFS hopes that funding through this research grant will lead to additional extramural funding. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application, which is assessed by the AFS Research Committee.

The purpose of this grant is to stimulate original research in foregut disease. The study may be either “bench” research, clinical or education.

  • The grant is limited to no more than $10,000 each, for 1-year period following the award funding date.
  • Made to the Institution

In the spirit of supporting the goals of our membership, applicants are encouraged to include, but not limited to, the top research questions listed by AFS members on the AFS Research Committee Survey: 

  • Long-term outcomes after anti-reflux surgery and hiatal hernia repair
  • LINX vs fundoplication
  • Prospective randomized controlled trial of QOL and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy vs robotic foregut surgery
  • Mesh vs no mesh to decrease hiatal/paraesophageal hernia recurrence
  • Use of EndoFLIP to gauge adequate hiatal hernia repair and anti-reflux procedures
  • Role of anti-reflux surgery, LINX, TIF in management of Barrett’s esophagus

AFS Research Grant Information and Guidelines
Download AFS Research Grant Template