The Jocelyn A. Silvester Student and Resident Celiac Disease Research Award was created to promote interest in celiac disease research in promising medical and graduate students and residents by funding a mentored 10-week experience at sites throughout the US and Canada. This mentorship is a critical part of establishing the next generation of celiac disease researchers.

The research award is a tribute to Dr. Jocelyn Silvester, the inaugural winner of the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Young Investigator Prize which recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of their career in celiac disease research.

Candidates: Students (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD) in good standing at an accredited medical or graduate school in the US or Canada, and residents in good standing with a US or Canadian accredited residency program.

Mentors: Applicants are responsible for identifying a mentor with a track record of independent peer-reviewed research, previous success with trainees (students, residents, or fellows), and a commitment to providing a meaningful experience, including submission of a final research report and mentor survey.

Stipend: $5000.00 payable to the sponsoring institution, $2,500 of which will be paid on announcement of the award, and $2,500 to be paid after receipt and approval of the final research report. Funds are to be used for salary support exclusively with other sources of stipend support not allowed.

Application Submission: Ongoing to [email protected]

Download the 2022 Award Guidelines