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.
The 2017 Innovation Grant application window has closed but we are proud to have been able to fund four new and exciting projects which aim to find new ways to help improve the lives of patients with Crohn’s disease today.
The 2017 Innovation Grant recipients were:
- 3D printing of complex perianal Crohn’s fistulas – St Mark’s Hospital
- Evaluation of a psycho-educational group for patients with inflammatory bowel disease – Salford Royal NHS Trust
- Developing a low food-additive-emulsifier diet as a new approach to managing Crohn’s Disease – King’s College London
- Identifying the genetic determinants of thiopurine toxicity – University of Exeter Medical School
In 2016 forCrohns made 2 Innovation Grants and you can read about these projects here:
- Mobile app to assess quality of life in patients with perianal and fistulating Crohn’s disease
- Pilot study of patient directed monitoring of Crohn’s disease using faecal calprotecin
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].
It covers all the expected topics such as diagnosis, drugs and surgery whilst also exploring more lifestyle related topics – having a relationship when you have Crohn’s, having children or a career when you have the condition. In addition, there is a chapter written by and for children and young people with Crohn’s, and an entire section written by and for the relatives and loved ones of the condition.
All profits will go towards funding a wide variety of research into Crohn’s Disease.