Research News

Research - Role of primary care in PBC management: clinician perspectives needed

Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:36

The University of Birmingham and NIHR Birmingham Liver BRU in conjunction with UK-PBC are conducting research into perspectives of patients, GPs and specialists around PBC care and potential future changes including an increased role for primary care. We are looking for gastroenterologists and hepatologists in the West Midlands area to take part in qualitative interviews around the role of stratification. Please see advert below for further details or contact the study team led by Gideon Hirschfield for more details.

Wellcome Trust grant funding data 2015-2016

Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:25

The Wellcome Trust has announced the number and value of awards in their grant portfolio, their grant expenditure, and application and award rates. Referring to the gender and age profile data, they mentioned that "Women receive fewer of our more senior personal awards in Science, and in Humanities and Social Science. This is in line with the number of applications from women for those schemes." From 56% of studentships the rate reduces to only 22% of principle fellowships. This contrasts with the proportion of women on funding and interview committees (41%). Seems like an opportunity waiting to be taken!

NOW OPEN! Core-BSPGHAN Grant Round 2017 Deadline May 1st 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:08

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 below.

Opportunities to influence health research in the UK with NIHR

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 09:25

NIHR research programme boards and panels select the most important research questions to commission, and make funding recommendations on project applications.

They are looking for additional expertise for the boards or panels of the following programmes:

  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
  • NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme
  • NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
  • NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme

Applications close on 21 April 2017 at 1pm. Further details and information on how to apply are available on our website:

There are also currently a number of opportunities for Chairs of their boards and panels:


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