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We make three kinds of Research Award

Open Call grants; Fellowship grants; and Collaborative Research grants to fund scientific research, research into the social and psychological impacts of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and research into improving health services for people with the condition. 

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Dr Miles Parkes

Our work based on Crohn's & Colitis UK support represents truly ground-breaking scientific research.

Dr Miles Parkes
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

 


Crohn's & Colitis UK Open Call Research Awards

Our annual Open Call invites applications for funding of research that is novel/original, good value for money, and will benefit people with Crohn's Disease (Crohn's) or Ulcerative Colitis (Colitis) in the UK.

Research projects may be directed towards:

  • Medical - any aspect of Crohn's or Colitis relevant to a better understanding of the causes or mechanisms of IBD or better treatment, including surgery, for patients with IBD. 
  • Improving Lives - any aspect of the social and psychological impact of Crohn's or Colitis, including research into ways of helping patients and their families to live with IBD, or with the potential to improve the services provided to the UK's IBD community and to drive up standards of care for patients with IBD. 

Funding for any one project is subject to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of three years.  Applications for funding of pilot studies are also encouraged.

Resubmissions are considered and multiple applications can be made (of the same project for different types of Award, or of different projects for the same type of Award).

Applications are invited for grants to be awarded in 2020.  Closing: 4pm on 26th September 2019.

Apply for 2020 Open Call Research Awards now


Crohn’s & Colitis UK Fellowship Awards

Additional funding is offered to encourage exceptional clinicians (healthcare professionals working in clinical practice) with a research interest in IBD to develop into future IBD specialist experts.

Grants up to a maximum of £180,000 over a period of three years are available for research projects (directed towards Medical, Improving Lives and Collaborative Research Awards) which include funding for a clinical fellow working to achieve a PhD.

Prospective fellows are interviewed in March each year as part of the competitive selection process, and successful candidates will be badged as Crohn’s & Colitis UK Fellows.

Find out more about our Fellowships here.

Resubmissions are considered and multiple applications can be made (of the same project for different types of Award, or of different projects for the same type of Award).

Applications are invited for grants to be awarded in 2020.  Closing: 4pm on 26th September 2019.

Apply for 2020 Fellowship Awards now


Crohn's & Colitis UK Collaborative Research Awards

We are now investing in targeted research looking specifically at under-researched areas of high priority for IBD. 

Project grants up to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of three years and Fellowship grants up to a maximum of £180,000 over the same period, are available for research that addresses our current Collaborative Research theme(s) and would benefit people with IBD by:

  • improving understanding in that particular area of research; and
  • resulting in better treatment for IBD patients; or
  • improving the lives of people with IBD including better services and standards of care for patients with IBD.

Please find more information on our current collaborative programme.

2019 Collaborative Research theme - Managing Pain in People with IBD

This call is focused on the common symptom of pain experienced by people with inflammatory bowel disease: its causes, patterns, impact, prognosis and treatment.

The call aims to promote our understanding of what is unique about pain in people with IBD and what is shared with other people who have persistent pain, in order to identify best practice for prevention and management of this troublesome problem and to improve quality of life in people with IBD.

The four areas below offer a broad guide to topics that could be addressed by proposals responding to this call:

  • Mechanisms of pain in patients with IBD
  • The epidemiology, classification and assessment of pain in patients with IBD
  • Improving treatment for patients with IBD who have pain
  • The experience of patients with IBD who have pain

Find out more information on the areas above here.

Applications for 2019 Pain Collaborative Research Awards are now open. The closing date is 4pm on Tuesday 16th July 2019.

Apply for 2019 Pain Collaborative Awards now


For more information regarding these awards, please read our Guidance Notes or contact us at research@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk or on 01727 734 468.