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 each for pilot phase clinical trial or translational research project.
2. Rectal Cancer Research Grant
The purpose of the Rectal Cancer Research Grant is to develop concepts that will enhance the AGITG research program through investment in projects based on scientific merit, feasibility and alignment with AGITG research priorities, to improve outcomes for people with rectal cancer.
1. John Zalcberg OAM Award for Excellence in AGITG Research
The John Zalcberg OAM 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 lay members of the AGITG including consumers.
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. All concepts will be taken forward for a formal review by the AGITG Upper or Lower GI Working Party.
4. Best of Posters and Fast Forward Sessions
The best presentations from the Best of Poster Session and Fast Forward Session at the Annual Scientific Meeting will receive $3,500 and $1,500 respectively.
5. Outstanding Site Award
Clinical trial sites actively involved in AGITG trials are encouraged to apply. There are now two awards, one for sites in metropolitan areas, and for the first time this year, one for sites in regional, rural and remote areas.
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.
7. AGITG Member Fundraiser of the Year Award
AGITG Member Fundraiser of the Year Award will be awarded at the AGITG Annual Scientific meeting in recognition a member’s 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 of gastro-intestinal cancer.