Shire Innovation Fund for SpRs 2014

The Shire Innovation Fund for Specialist Registrars for 2014 is open for applications from Monday 28th October 2013. This initiative, sponsored by Shire, aims to support specialist registrars working in gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel diseases who want to develop projects to benefit patient care in the UK. Please note that any SpR in year three or above who are physicians or surgeons, or in related specialities such as pathology or radiology, including research fellows can apply.

There are two funds available:

  1. Travel bursaries for ECCO 2014

    A total of £8,000 will be made available to applicants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation at ECCO 2014. The deadline for applications for this fund is 5pm, 6th January 2014.

  2. Innovative projects that will benefit patient care

    A total of £7,500 will be made available for types of proposals that will enhance patient care or local IBD services.

    The deadline for applications for this fund is 5pm, 2nd December 2013.

The completed application forms for this round can be posted to

Shire Innovation Fund,
16 Petersham Road,
Surrey TW10 6UW

or can be returned by email to:

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Alternatively, you can apply online at