forCrohns Innovation Grant

Posted 18 January 2018 in

The 2018 Innovation Grant application window is NOW OPEN!

Background
forCrohns is the UK’s only charity solely dedicated to Crohn’s disease.  Our 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. We fund £80,000-100,000 basic science and clinical research annually in various specialist institutions.

Aim
The aim of our innovation grant is to support gastroenterology healthcare professionals to find new ways to immediately improve the lives of patients with Crohn’s disease.

Funding
forCrohns innovation grant will be used to fund projects that demonstrate a clear and immediate benefit for Crohn’s disease patients.  Up to £10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants.  The application process is open from 1 January 2018 – 12 March 2018.

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

For more information about the Innovation Grant and to download an application form