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Our research funding programme is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a consequence we will not make any additional funding commitments for the foreseeable future. Please see this statement for more information.

Our Open Call will not be opening in 2020 and although we are open for applications to our Pain Collaborative programme (see below), the closing date has not yet been set so as to give researchers the time to refocus and apply once this current crisis is over. 

We are, however, working to help people with Crohn's or Colitis take part in exciting research studies that are still on going. If you would like to take part in research to improve knowledge and treatments, please visit our Research Involvement Opportunities pages. If you have a research study that you would like help recruiting into, please contact us.

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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 Collaborative Research Awards

2019 Collaborative Research theme - Managing Pain in People with IBD

For more information on the Pain Collaborative initiative, including how to join the Pain Collaborative Network, please click here.

THE PAIN COLLABORATIVE NETWORK AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The Pain Collaborative Network awards 2020 will be focused on the common symptom of pain experienced by people with in patients with Crohn's, Colitis, and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); its causes, patterns, impact, prognosis and treatment.

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

To see detailed guidance on suggested areas for study that will be favourably received, please click on each topic listing.

Funding for any one project is subject to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of three years.

Please send your completed application form to paincollaborative@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. Application guidance can be found here.

Please note that the closing date has not yet been set so as to give researchers the time to refocus and apply once this current crisis is over. Please see this statement for more information.

 


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 or Ulcerative 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).

The Open Call will not open for applications in 2020.


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 or Improving Lives 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).

The Fellowship Awards will not open for applications in 2020. 


For more information regarding these awards, please contact us at research@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk or on 01727 734468.