forCrohns Innovation Grant

The 2017 Innovation Grant application window has closed. Up to £10,000 will be awarded to successful  research studies which aim to find new ways to help improve the lives of patients with Crohn’s disease today. The successful applicant(s) will be announced on the 10th April 2017.
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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

In the meantime, NOW OPEN is the Core-BSPGHAN Grant Round 2017 Deadline May 1st 2017.
Core and BSPGHAN are co-funding a scheme to provide financial support for the collection of pilot or proof-of-concept data that will enable a high-quality competitive application to be made subsequently to a research council or other large funder. Applications are invited from established investigators planning research studies on any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. We aim to fund 2 projects with a maximum budget of £35,000 per project and particularly welcome applications in nutrition, obesity and the microbiome. Further details and the application form can be found here:

In 2016 forCrohns made 2 Innovation Grants and you can read about these projects here:

forCrohns is a charity whose mission is to fund research that helps those with the condition today and contributes to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease in the future whilst making more people in the UK aware of the disease and its symptoms.

forCrohns funds separate grants that investigate the aetiology and
treatment of Crohn’s disease with the aim, ultimately, of discovering a cure.  The purpose of the forCrohns Innovation Grant is to focus on helping those with the condition today.

Aim of Grant
To fund research which aims to find new ways to help improve the lives of patients with Crohn’s disease today.

Criteria of grant
All projects must meet the following criteria and will be judged against them:

  • An outcome which demonstrates a clear and immediate benefit for Crohn’s patients
    (Whilst it is appreciated that many projects may have a dual benefit for those with UC, the charity’s main aim is focused on the output for Crohn’s)
  • A short expected time between study and implementation
  • Robust assessment of outcomes
  • Potential to scale nationally for pilot projects
  • Previous research and innovation achievements of individual and organisation applying

Up to £10,000 will be awarded to successful projects.
This money may not be used for salaries or tuition fees.

The independent judging panel is made up of a Crohn’s patient, IBD nurse, gastroenterologist and surgeon as well as the charity trustees.

Responsibilities of awardees
Successful applicants will be asked to:

  • Update forCrohns at regular intervals to ensure timelines are met.
    For a 1 year project, 3 updates at 4 month intervals.
  • Hold at least one educational event at their hospital for their patients with Crohn’s disease. It is up to the applicant to decide what is presented, whether it is an overview of the project and its findings or a more general educational event about the disease.  forCrohns must be introduced as the charity funding the work and will be the exclusive charity at such an event(slides about forCrohns will be provided)
  • forCrohns should be credited in all presentations and publications of the work.
  • forCrohns may want to invite those awarded with monies to national events in the future and publicise work done on the website, social media etc.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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