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2023 Beyond Celiac–Society for the Study of Celiac Disease Early Career Research Grant Award

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Beyond Celiac, in partnership with The Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (SSCD) is seeking applications for its 2023 Beyond Celiac–SSCD Early Career Research Award. The Award consists of a two-year grant of up to $90,000 annually, plus 8 percent in indirect costs. Its objective is to attract highly motivated and talented early career academic investigators to the field of celiac disease. The Award is intended to support a research project focused on basic, translational, clinical or population science research (translational research proposals will be given higher priority), with the potential to advance disease knowledge and accelerate discovery and/or development of treatments for celiac disease. The funding period covers November 6, 2023–November 5, 2025.


Applicants must have a PhD or MD (or equivalent) and completed their training (including specialty fellowships) within 10 years of the application deadline. A parental leave of absence or military service that is appropriately documented is not counted toward the 10-year criteria. Applicants must hold a full-time position at a North American academic institution and the research is to be conducted in a North American institution. Individuals holding a career development award (e.g., NIH K-series or other federal or non-federal career development award) are eligible. However, the proposed research should be an extension of or departure from the aims proposed in the career development award. Membership in the SSCD is required at the time of application and throughout the term of the grant.

Submission Requirements

Candidates must submit a complete application to:

  • Proposals must not exceed five (5) pages (excluding references). Proposal preparation according to the General Instructions for NIH and Other PHS Agencies (including the PHS 398 Research Plan form) is strongly recommended.
  • The candidate’s NIH-style biosketch must be provided and cannot exceed five (5) pages.
  • A letter from the candidate’s Department Chair or Division Chief must be included in the application. This letter should verify the candidate’s eligibility and must describe the resources available to the candidate.

A budget must be provided. Funding requests may include:

  • Personnel (e.g., research assistant and/or faculty salary support; this should include a percentage of effort for the proposed study with appropriate justification)
  • Supplies and reagents
  • Expenses associated with research involving animals or human subjects

Funding will not be provided for:

  • Travel

Awards made in response to proposals involving research on vertebrate animals and/or human subjects will be contingent upon receipt of copies of approval letters from the requisite regulatory bodies.

Duration of funding: Two years. Unexpended funds must be returned to Beyond Celiac at the end of the research period.

Interim progress reports must be submitted to BEYOND CELIAC after six months, one year and 18 months of support, within 5 business days of each of these deadlines. A final progress report must be submitted to BEYOND CELIAC within 10 days of the conclusion of the project and must include a financial statement from the institutional grants or accounting office.

All publications arising from this award must include the following statement “This research was supported by the Beyond Celiac–Society for the Study of Celiac Disease Early Career Research Award (”

Selection Criteria

The primary criteria for the Award include the scientific merit of the proposal and the investigator’s qualifications. Additional criteria include the environment of the host institution and the availability of resources judged essential for the success of the proposed research.

Submission Deadline

The application deadline is 6:00 PM ET on June 5, 2023. The application and all supporting material must be submitted electronically in the requested format to

Technical questions about the grant submission process can be addressed online by Proposal Central Customer Service. Other questions can be directed to [email protected].

Grant Award Announcement

Grant recipients will be announced no later than August 28, 2023. Awardees will be notified via email.

SSCD thanks Beyond Celiac for its support of this grant.

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