Responsible for reviewing submitted applications for AASLD Foundation Research Awards and Fellowships; reviewing/updating documents for the following year; selecting award/fellowship recipients for the following awards/fellowships:

  • Bridge Award
  • Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award
  • Afdhal / McHutchison LIFER Award
  • Autoimmune Liver Diseases Pilot Research Award
  • Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award
  • Pilot Research Award
  • Pinnacle Research Award in Liver Diseases


The Committee will:

  • Review and score submitted award/fellowship applications
  • Discuss and select award/fellowship recipients
  • Review interim progress reports
  • Be available for committee conference calls when necessary
  • Be available for an in-person committee meeting during the Annual Meeting
  • Coordinate all meeting logistics through AASLD Foundation staff.
  • Work within the budget and policies set forth by the Governing Board.

The Research Awards Committee Chair will:

  • Direct the committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Prepare written reports for the AASLD Foundation Board and/or AASLD Governing Board.
  • Make policy recommendations to the AASLD Foundation Board.

Qualifications and Responsibilities of Members

  • Support the mission of the AASLD Foundation.
  • Serve as an advocate for the AASLD Foundation in public settings.
  • Commit time to participate in committee conference calls, meetings, and events.
  • Be personally engaged in activities and programs.
  • Make a campaign gift commensurate with ability.

Size, Term, and Composition

  • 30-35 members who will each serve one (1) three-year term.


  • Committee members will be selected by the AASLD President-Elect, with the advice and consent of the AASLD Foundation Board.

Reports to

  • The committee reports to the AASLD Foundation Board. Written reports are submitted for each Foundation Board Meeting.


  • The committee will meet via conference call or in-person at least once per quarter.

Work Outside of Meetings

  • Moderate


  • Individual committee member expenses are reimbursed in accordance with Association policy.

Relates to Goal

  • 2.2. Formalize fundraising strategy to assure ongoing support of research awards program.