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
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. Last year we funded approximately £80,000 of basic science and clinical research in various specialist institutions. We have also now created a new Innovation Grant to focus more on the shorter term.
The aim of the Innovation Grant is to support gastroenterology healthcare professionals to find new ways to immediately improve the lives of patients with Crohn’s disease.
forCrohns new 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 2016 – 10 March 2016.
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 project.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 10pm, 10 March 2016