Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree at time of award
- Received initial faculty appointment within the last 5 years and be employed by a research institution in one of the eligible countries for the duration of the award tenure
- Have a strong career interest in liver disease
- Have a research mentor with extensive experience in their field (co-mentorship is accepted)
- Be able to devote at least 50% of their professional time to research (versus administrative, patient care, or teaching responsibilities)
- Be able to complete the proposed research within the 2-year award period, providing evidence (manuscript, presentation, or abstracts) resulting from the research
- Co-Principal investigators are not eligible for funding
Exceptions to the above can apply, for example, having taken time out for parental leave, family bereavement or military service.
Please note the following positions are not eligible:
- Associate Professor or other equivalent academic ranks
The Research Scholars Program is actively working towards reducing potential barriers to entry and success for applicants from population groups who are typically underrepresented in research. Award selections are made without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression.
We are committed to supporting researchers and research projects addressing unmet patient needs and health inequities in order to build a more inclusive research landscape.
Applicants must reside in one of the following eligible countries/regions:
- Mainland China
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research, or subject to the qualifications noted below hold a temporary study or non-immigrant visa. This visa must be valid and must allow the applicant to undertake the research over the two-year award period from the country/region in which they propose to conduct the research. This non-immigrant visa/work permit must be valid for the two-year award period or applicant must be able to establish that he or she is eligible for an extension, renewal or other status that will enable the applicant to perform the research in the applicable jurisdiction for the entirety of the two-year award period.
November 2023, IHQ-UNB-4995