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Bowel Research UK funding round for research applications

Updated on: 13 Oct 2020   First published on 13 Oct 2020

Bowel Research UK is seeking high quality applications for consideration at its funding round in September/October 2021. Up to £50,000 per study is available for research related to bowel diseases.

Our area of interest is bowel research in malignant and non-malignant, diagnostic or treatment studies or device/intervention development for which future translation to tangible patient benefit can be anticipated.

Preferred Areas of Research

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Benign proctology
  • Functional problems (constipation, incontinence)
  • Stoma prevention/improvement in quality of life

In addition, specific applications are also sought for the area listed below:

Research projects to improve the diagnosis and/or care of patients with Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, dysmotility or gastroparesis via our partners at the Pseudo Obstruction Research Trust (PORT).

Grant Benefits

Awards of up to £50,000 are available for time limited (indicatively 12 -24 months) proof-of-principle studies based on sound hypotheses with real future patient benefit. Successful applicants will be expected to make a strong case for how the funding sought will be used to seek further funding to continue resulting work.


This is a two stage process. The deadline for preliminary applications is 5pm 7th December 2020. Applicants will be notified in late January 2021 if a full application is invited and final decisions will be made in March 2021.

Full guidance and preliminary application forms can be accessed from http://bit.ly/BCRapply

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