Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Research (AGPS) research grant application guide


We are pleased to announce that the APGS executive committee has allocated $10,000 to support research conducted by members. Special consideration will be given to support early career researchers but all members are invited to apply for support of a gastrointestinal pathology centred project. The funds may awarded to a single candidate or several candidates up to a maximum total of $10,000, part thereof, or not awarded at the discretion of the AGPS education subcommittee.

Application Process

1. Candidates are invited to submit an abstract for the project by 30/04/2024. Abstracts must have a word limit of 500 words and not more than 10 references (references are not included in the word limit).

2. Abstracts will be judged by the AGPS education subcommittee and up to 3 candidates will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation of their project proposal. Presentations will be conducted online.

3. Successful candidates will be notified of their award via email by 31/05/2024


1. Successful candidates will be required to provide progress reports to AGPS on a 6 monthly basis until completion of the project.

2. Successful candidates agree to present project findings at the next AGPS ASM.

Dear colleague,

We would like to ask your participation in a Delphi study about an AI solution for Tumor Budding assessment.
We aim to form an international perspective on minimal standards for this AI solution, starting with colorectal cancer.
To achieve this, we collect experts’ opinions with a Delphi consensus approach.

We would like to invite you to be a part of the “expert panel” of pathologists with expertise in colorectal cancer to participate in our Delphi study.
Your participation is expected to take approximately 10 – 15 minutes. Further information is provided at the first page of the survey, see link below.
If you could also circulate it to your network that would be much appreciated.

Link to the survey:

The deadline for this first round is set on January the 26th.

Thank you for considering taking part in this study.

Kind regards, on behalf of the Tumor Budding team,

Prof. dr. Iris Nagtegaal (Professor of Gastrointestinal pathology, pathologist)
Prof. dr. Jeroen van der Laak (Professor Computational pathology and head of the Computational Pathology research group)
dr. Marcia Tummers (senior researcher Health Technology Assessment)
dr. Julie Swillens (researcher Implementation Science)

AGPS is now co-badging with the Australasian division of IAP.  At the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the IAP to be held in Brisbane, AGPS will award a prize for the best poster in the topic of gastrointestinal pathology.

AGPS will give a prize for the best poster presentation in the 2023 annual scientific meeting.  Please register for the meeting here.

After registering for the 2023 annual scientific meeting, please attach your registration confirmation and abstract presentation to   AGPS will then contact you for further information.

Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Pathology 2023, save the date.

Click here for the flyer or visit

Celia Marginean and Dhanpat Jain are looking for contributions from our region to a quick survey on EMR/ESD of oesophageal tumours – please click on this link if you have a few minutes to help (very quick).

The Roger C. Haggitt GIPS have made recorded lectures and teaching available for free. Please click on this link.

The new joint GIPS-AGPS Recommendations For Pathologic Assessment And Reporting Of EMR/ESD Specimens From The GI Tract has been published. Please visit our Guidelines page for more information.

Pathology trainees and diagnosticians alike will find practical up-to-date information in this concise new book edited by Dr Ian Brown and Clin/Prof Priyanthi Kumarasinghe with contributions from AGPS members.

Devised along a tissue reaction pattern approach with endoscopic correlation, readers will find this new book a refreshing addition to their personal and institutional libraries.

Find the hardcover book on Amazon Australia. A limited free preview and e-book purchase option is available on the Springer publisher website.


Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation