Joint BSPGHAN/Core Research Grants 2017

Core ( and BSPGHAN promote research studies across the spectrum of gastrointestinal, hepatological and nutritional disorders.

Core and BSPGHAN are co-funding a scheme to provide financial support for the collection of pilot or proof-of-concept data that will enable a high-quality competitive application to be made subsequently to a research council or other large funder. Applications are therefore invited from established investigators planning research studies on any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.  We particularly welcome applications in nutrition, obesity and the microbiome.

Research call details: Core and BSPGHAN aim to fund 2 projects with a maximum budget of £35,000 per project. The maximum duration of the projects should be 24 months. Provided the study meets the NIHR’s definition of ‘research study’, the selected project(s) will also be eligible for adoption by the UK Clinical Research Network and therefore will be eligible for NHS support costs.Funding will be available only in the UK.

How to apply: Download an application form and guidance notes for completing the form at


Applications now closed


Awards to be decided: late June 2017