Research Grants and Awards


Joint  Children’s Liver Disease Foundation/ BSPGHAN 2018 -  Start-up Research Grants

We aim to inform applicants regarding funding during the week of the BSPHGAN conference 23rd – 25th January 2019

Dr David Campbell, Chair                                                               Alison Taylor, CEO

Joint BSPGHAN/NIHR-Children Research Working Group                Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

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:


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.

Projects Chose for 2018 Awards are:

Using the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptom and Quality of Life Questionnaire (PGSQ) in children with cerebral palsy: a preliminary validation study:  Applicants  Dr Mark Tighe, Dr Akshay Batra, Professor Stephen Allen, Dr Sarah Thomas, Dr Catherine Tuffrey

Role of Vascular adhesion protein 1 in the pathogenesis of chronic graft hepatitis and fibrosis after paediatric liver transplantation:  Applicants:  Professor Deirdre Kelly, Dr Steffen Hartleif and Dr Chris Weston


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