Research Grants and Awards

Crohn’s/Core Crohn’s Disease Research Grant

Applications are invited for a grant of up to £50,000 for a scientific research project on Crohn’s Disease. The research question should reflect at least one of the top ten research priorities identified in the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The grant call is open to established investigators, both clinicians and scientists, based at a UK university or hospital. Academic Clinical Lecturers who have a contract of sufficient length to cover the duration of the research project will be considered. This award is not for a fellowship; the principal applicant must have an established academic or clinical position though co-applicants may be fellows. Funding will be available only in the UK.

The maximum allowed budget is £50,000. Only the direct costs associated with the project will be funded; overhead allocation or other indirect costs, including senior or supervisory posts which are already covered by HEFCE or other funding will not be funded; equipment or capital costs will not be funded either. The maximum duration of the projects should be 24 months.

The deadline for applications is 5pm 19 January 2018. The awards will be decided in March/April.

To download an application form, guidance notes, grant terms and conditions go to:

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BSPGHAN Innovation Grant

Applications now closed. 

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)

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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