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We fund scientific research, research into the social and psychological impacts of the condition, and research into improving health services for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 

Dr Miles Parkes

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

Dr Miles Parkes
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Research Awards 2017

Research Projects may be directed towards:

  • Medical - any aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 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.

Applications are invited. Please complete the application form below. The closing date for applications was Monday 26 September 2016 at 4 pm. Applications have now closed.


For more information regarding these awards, please contact us at research@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk or on 01727 73 44 68.

Joint BSPGHAN Start Up Research Grants 2016

Applications are open for the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (BSPGHAN) and Crohn's and Colitis UK Start Up Research Grants.

Applicants MUST be members or associate members of BSPGHAN. The total amount available is £40,000 and proposals for funding up to a maximum of £10,000 will be considered. Funds may be used for any purpose that facilitates the research. 

Applications are invited. Please complete the application pack below. The closing date for applications was Friday 30 September 2016 at 4 pm. Applications have now closed.