Research Grants and Awards

Funding Opportunities  

PhD studentship: CICRA invites applications from research groups with a proven track record of high quality output in gut immunology and inflammation or IBD genetics. Fees and stipends in line with MRC rates.  Closing date for receipt of applications -  Friday 2nd November 2018

Project grant:  CICRA invites high quality research applications relevant to Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis in childhood for a 1 or 2 year Project Grant of up to £100,000 p.a.     Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 2nd November 2018

Forms can be downloaded from the CICRA website or by emailing  

Mrs Margaret Lee MBE,Chair


  Pat Shaw House, 13 - 19 Ventnor Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 6AQ

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2019 Crohn’s and Colitis UK Research Awards  are now inviting applications for these project grants with a closing date of 1st October 2018.  Details of award can be viewed here with full details available on their website.

Newly added 8th July 2018

BSPGHAN Innovation Grant 2017

Projects chosen for BIG Award are:

Decision tree for multi professional staff and families caring for patients with neurodisabling conditions who develop severe gut dysmotility:  Applicants: Dr Andrew Barclay and Dr Sue Protheroe on behalf of BSPGHAN NIFWG/ RCPCH Clinical Standards

Digital Ulcerative Colitis Healthcare project(DUCH project):  Applicants:   Dr Jonathan Hind; Dr Dhamyanthi Thangarah, Dr John Fell and Dr Mohammed Mutalib

 Paed eBANS administrator:  Applicants: Dr Akshay Batra (eBANS); Dr Andrew Barclay (NIFWG); Dr Anthony Wiskin (eBANS): Dr Jutta Koeglmeier (NIFWG): Dr Julian Thomas (eBANS)

BSPGHAN Innovation Grant 2018.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application for a BSPGHAN Innovation Grant for 2018 round.  Results will be announced shortly


The Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) offers the following Research Opportunities

Bursary grants  of up to £400 (up to a total amount of £5,000pa) to enable UK based young doctors still in training/nurses/final year medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to support attendance at national, international scientific/educational congresses and if considered appropriate IBD related training courses. Also a £1000 annual bursary for travel/registration at national and international meetings for doctors in training to become paediatric gastroenterologists.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the CICRA website:

CLDF: Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) offers a small grants programme which makes available £5,000 quarterly.  The programme aims to support research teams to generate proof of principle, preliminary data or smaller projects.  Applications from nursing and allied professionals are welcome within this programme.  The programme will not top up funds for a larger grant award.  Turn around is swift.  Deadline application dates are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September & 31 December each year. For further details on the programme and to download an application form go to:

Digestive Disease Research Core Centers and Digestive Disease Research Development Centers

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