BSG Grants

BSG Research Scholars Programme

Supporting gastrointestinal and liver research is one of the key charitable objectives of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).  It is well recognised that research active institutions deliver higher quality and safer care. Hence it is the goal of the BSG to support integration of research into clinical care. It is recognised that a significant proportion of research support from BSG members comes through voluntary activity outside of their job plans. It is also recognised that main research activity and interested BSG members including early career researchers, allied health care professionals, and clinicians from non-academic centres may not have access to develop their research ideas and potential to substantial grants. The BSG is committed to actively and openly supporting and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at all levels.  The 2021-2024 BSG Research Strategy aims to support the untapped potential for research participation among members by offering the infrastructure and initial support to those who wish to progress their research ideas while practicing as front-line health care professionals delivering care. The initiation of the BSG Research Scholars Programme is one of the key components of this strategy. 

Read the full criteria here.

Fill out the application form here.

Applications will open Monday 11th December 2023 and close Friday 15th March 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the BSG Head of Committee Services Lucy Kwapisiewicz at [email protected] or the BSG Chair Research Committee Prof. Shaji (Seb) Sebastian at [email protected].

Academic Research Grants Database

This database provides a list of academic research grants available in gastroenterology, hepatology, and related fields. This is compiled on a monthly basis by the BSG and includes NIHR grants, AMRC charity grants, International grants, small grants, as well as grants aimed at nurses and early career researchers. The BSG cannot accept any responsibility for the content of any of these listings, they are for information only.

Academic Research Grants

Please contact [email protected] if you have a relevant opportunity you would like included on this list.

BSG Supported Research Database & Statistical Support Research Database

Currently closed.

Supporting research by members to improve digestive and liver health is one of the core charitable objectives of the British Society of Gastroenterology. To this end, the BSG Research Committee aims to provide resources to members to conduct and participate in collaborative multicentre studies. Following feedback from membership, one of the challenges identified in conducting multicentre observational studies and audits was the lack of access to a data capture application. The administration and data governance are often barrier for researchers with limited funding for their research projects. 

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies, providing: 1) an intuitive interface for validated data entry, 2) audit trails for tracking data manipulation and export procedures, 3) automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages, and 4) procedures for importing data from external sources. The BSG has partnered with BiCOPS (Birmingham Centre for Observational and Prospective Studies) in providing support to BSG member researchers on a project-specific basis.  

Read the full criteria here.