Joint BSPGHAN/GUTS UK Research Award 2019

NOW OPEN! Guts UK-BSPGHAN Grant Round 2019 Deadline 2nd April 2019

Guts UK 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 invited from clinician and scientist investigators, including Academic Clinical Lecturers, based at a UK university or hospital planning research studies on any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.  We aim to fund 2 projects with a maximum budget of £40,000 per project. Further details and the application form can be found here:

https://gutscharity.org.uk/research/grants-and-awards/guts-uk-bspghan-grants/

 Previous BSPGHAN and Guts UK (previously Core) Awards 2017 BSPGHAN and Guts (previously Core) https://gutscharity.org.uk/ co-funded a scheme to support 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. 

Stephen Allen, Julian Thomas, Simon Murch and Sarah Moule from the Research Working Group joined colleagues from CORE to assess the research submissions. We were impressed by the high standard of all proposals and breadth of topics covered. All proposals were scored individually in advance of the panel meeting and five were selected for detailed review.

The following two projects were supported: 

Chris Probert, Professor of Gastroenterology; Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool.
"Characterization of the gut mycobiome in an inception cohort of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease"

https://gutscharity.org.uk/research/current-active-research/professor-chris-probert/

Sarah Ennis, Professor of Genomics, Genomic Informatics Group Lead, University Hospital Southampton.
 "Metabolo-genomic interactions in paediatric Crohn's Diease"

https://gutscharity.org.uk/research/current-active-research/professor-sarah-ennis/

We look forward to receiving feedback as these projects progress. More information about Guts UK is available from https://gutscharity.org.uk/ and we hope to join forces again in the future to support research funding.