Awards and Grants
The AGITG offers a number of awards and grants every year for research concepts that have the potential to make an impact in the area of gastro-intestinal cancer research.
1. Innovation Grants
Community-funded grants of up to $200,000 for a pilot-phase clinical trial or translational research project.
1. John Zalcberg AO Award for Excellence in AGITG Research
The John Zalcberg AO Award for Excellence in AGITG Research recognises a member who has made a significant and outstanding leadership contribution to AGITG research over a sustained period. Nominations may recognise the contributions of investigators, research staff and community members of the AGITG.
2. Merck–AGITG Clinical Research Fellowship in GI Cancer
The Merck–AGITG Clinical Research Fellowship in GI Cancer is a prestigious one-year fellowship valued at AUD$150,000. The Fellowship provides early career researchers with an opportunity to work in the busiest GI clinic in the UK and to assist in the development of collaborative links between the AGITG and UK research groups.
3. Best New Concept Award
The presentation that is voted Best New Concept at the New Concepts Symposium will win $3,500 and the runner-up will receive $1,500. The presentation that is voted Best New Concept will be taken forward for a formal review by the AGITG Upper or Lower GI Working Party.
4. Best of Posters Sessions
Eight posters will be selected for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The winner will receive $3,500 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
5. Outstanding Site Award
Clinical trial sites actively involved in AGITG trials are encouraged to apply. This Award has two categories: metropolitan sites, and regional, rural and remote sites. Recipients receive a trophy, two complimentary registrations to the 2023 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting, and recognition of achievement on the AGITG website and member newsletter.
6. Christine Aiken Memorial Award for Excellence in AGITG Study Coordination
The Christine Aiken Memorial Award will be awarded at the AGITG Annual Scientific meeting in recognition of a significant and outstanding contribution by an AGITG study coordinator. The recipient receives up to $2,000 to cover flights, accommodation, and registration to attend the 2024 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting.
7. AGITG Member Fundraiser of the Year Award
The AGITG Member Fundraiser of the Year Award is awarded at the Annual Scientific meeting in recognition a member’s outstanding commitment to fundraising for GI cancer research.
8. Early Career Research Award for Excellence in AGITG Research
The purpose of the AGITG Early Career Researcher Award is to recognise an outstanding early-career clinician-researcher or translational scientist in the area ofGI cancer. The recipient receives up to $2,000 to cover flights, accommodation, and registration to attend the 2024 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting.