To ensure that we fund only the highest quality research, all research grant applications must go through our rigorous Peer Review process which has been certified as best practice by the Association of Medical Research Charities.
The Awards Panel is responsible for the review of all research grant applications, and making recommendations of which projects to fund to our Research Strategy and Funding Committee (“RSFC”).
Our Awards Panel has broad representation from people living with IBD and individuals with scientific or medical expertise in all health disciplines within the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) specialty. All members have an important role to play in the Awards Panel and are treated equally, ensuring we hear from a wide range of voices to inform our work.
From time to time we need to appoint new members to refresh the composition of our Awards Panel and/or to increase the diversity and breadth of expertise or experience on those Panels.
We are seeking new members for the Awards Panel and would like to receive applications from both scientific/clinical researchers and people living with IBD.
Scientific/Clinical Panel Members: Applications are welcomed from both clinical and non-clinical researchers who have a strong research background in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other relevant disciplines such as data science. We are also looking to recruit a Co-Chair for the Awards Panel. Please see the person specification below for Scientific/Clinical Members or for the Co-Chair position.
Lived Experience Panel Members: We are seeking applications from people who have lived experience of inflammatory bowel disease either though being directly affected by the conditions themselves, or indirectly through a family member. Please see the person specification below for Lived Experience Representatives. Please note you do not need to have any scientific or medical background to be a Lived Experience Representative of the Awards Panel.
For any of the roles, you don't need to have been previously involved with Crohn’s & Colitis UK but you must be able to demonstrate an interest in supporting the Charity in delivery of its research funding programme and/or be able to use your experiences of living with Crohn’s or Colitis to inform the Panel’s work.
Please submit your application to us no later than noon, Friday 5 January. Full details of the roles can be found at the links below. If you have any questions, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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