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We make three kinds of award: for scientific research; for research into the social and psychological impacts of the condition; and for research into improving health services for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 

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 Research Awards 2019

Applications are invited for grants to be awarded in 2019 by Crohn’s & Colitis UK.  Research Projects may be directed towards:

  • Medical - any aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease relevant to a better understanding of the causes or mechanisms of IBD or better treatment for IBD patients. 
  • Living with IBD – any aspect of the social and psychological impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease including research into ways of helping patients and their families to live with IBD.
  • Health Services – research 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 normally subject to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of up to three years.  Applications for funding of pilot studies are also encouraged.

Crohn’s & Colitis UK Fellowship Awards 2019

Additional funding is being offered to encourage exceptional clinicians 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 now available for Research Projects which include funding for a clinical fellow working to achieve a PhD.

Prospective fellows will be interviewed in March 2019 as part of the competitive selection process, and successful candidates will be badged as Crohn’s & Colitis UK Fellows.

Applications for our 2019 Research Awards have now closed.

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

Other funding opportunities

The BMA Foundation for Medical Research awards research grants each year to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. One of these grants, the Dawkins and Strutt, to promote research in the field of gastroenterology. In 2019, the Dawkins and Strutt grant will be awarded for an amount up to £65,000. Find out more here. Application deadline 1 March 2019.