application forms

The CICRA Trustees are pleased to put out a call for applications under three funding streams:

  • A Research Fellowship
  • A PhD studentship
  • 1-2 year project grants of up to £50,000 per year

The closing date for return of application forms is 30th June 2023

For further details and application forms please email:

Who may apply for a grant?
Applications for the Fellowships are invited from any institution in the UK who has the infrastructure, ability and qualified staff to supervise the training in both clinical and scientific training in childhood IBD.

Applications for a PhD studentship are invited from any department / supervisor in the UK with suitable laboratory facilities and are qualified to supervise the three year PhD student in paediatric IBD.

Project grants are open to any UK based qualified person carrying out, or wishing to carry out, a specific line of research into IBD.

How are the awards assessed?
With the exception of the Small Bursary Awards, all applications undergo strict peer review using the CICRA Advisory Panel and external referees from this country and overseas. The CICRA Advisory Panel is made up of eminent scientists and clinicians specialising in gastroenterology. The process of grading and contact with referees and CICRA Advisors is carried out from the CICRA office with external referee comments and gradings presented to the Panel before their annual meeting.  The CICRA Chair, Vice Chair or one Trustee attend the meetings to observe and answer any queries. The Chair of the Advisory Panel makes a recommendation on funding to the Board of Trustees who then make the final decision.


The Association of Medical Research Charities

CICRA is a member of the AMRC and abides by the AMRC statements ‘University Funding’ and the ‘Position statement on the  Use of Animals in Research’