Bowel & Cancer Research: Call for Proposals

Posted 10 October 2019 in

Bowel & Cancer Research is seeking high quality applications for consideration at its funding round in March 2020.

Up to £50,000 per study is available for the following:
Our area of interest is lower GI/ bowel research in malignant and non-malignant, diagnostic or treatment studies or device/intervention development for which future translation to tangible patient benefit can be anticipated. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • IBS
  • Stoma prevention/improvement in quality of life
  • Functional problems (dysmotility, constipation, incontinence)

In addition to which specific applications are also sought for the area listed below:
Research projects to improve the diagnosis and/or care of patients with Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, dysmotility or gastroparesis via our partners at the Pseudo Obstruction Research Trust (PORT).

Awards of up to £50,000 are available for time limited (indicatively 12 -18 months) proof-of-principle studies based on sound hypotheses with real future patient benefit. Successful applicants will be expected to make a strong case for how the funding sought will be used to lever further funding to continue resulting work.

Full guidance and preliminary application forms can be accessed from

This is a 2 stage process.

The deadline for all preliminary applications is 5pm Wednesday 30th October.

Applicants will be notified in early December if a full application is invited and final decisions will be made in March 2020.