Alpha-1 Foundation – Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award applications due July 25, 2014

The Alpha-1 Foundation is accepting applications for a new research grant, the Gordon L. Snider Scholar Award.

  • Amount available: up to $225,000 ($75,000/year) over three years.
  • Deadline to apply is July 25, 2014

The award is named after Gordon L. Snider, MD, one of the most influential researchers in Alpha-1. Snider not only made seminal scientific contributions clarifiying Alpha-1-related lung disease, but also laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s research program. In particular, he stressed the importance of encouraging young investigators to pursue a career in Alpha-1 research.

The award’s objective is to provide additional career development support for outstanding young investigators who have continued to conduct research in Alpha-1-related lung or liver disease after completion of their postdoctoral fellowship. It is expected that the award will provide an incentive for a career in Alpha-1 research.

Snider, who died on June 8, 2013 at age 91, founded the pulmonary section of the Boston University School of Medicine and was chief of medical service at the Boston VA Medical Center for 14 years. He served for a decade on the Alpha-1 Foundation’s board of directors. He also served as president of the American Thoracic Society.