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British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)

NOW OPEN! Core-BSPGHAN Grant Round 2017 Deadline 2 May 2017


Core ( and The British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN promote research studies across the spectrum of gastrointestinal, hepatological and nutritional disorders.

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 therefore invited from established investigators planning research studies on any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.  We particularly welcome applications in nutrition, obesity and the microbiome.

Research call details: Core and BSPGHAN aim to fund 2 projects with a maximum budget of £35,000 per project. The maximum duration of the projects should be 24 months. Ideally ethical approval will have been sought before the application is submitted but applications will be accepted before approval has been sought. Only the direct costs associated with the project will be funded, overhead allocation or other indirect costs, including senior or supervisory posts which are already covered by HEFCE, or other, funding will not be funded, neither will equipment nor capital costs. This award is not for a fellowship.  The principal applicant must have an established academic or clinical position.  Co-applicants may be fellows.

Provided the study meets the NIHR’s definition of ‘research study’, the selected project(s) will also be eligible for adoption by the UK Clinical Research Network and therefore will be eligible for NHS support costs. Funding will be available only in the UK.

How to apply: Download an application form and guidance notes for completing the form below.

Applications will be reviewed by a joint panel with representatives from both Core and BSPGHAN.

Please submit your application by email to and post one wet-signed copy to Core, 3 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LB. Applications will be considered incomplete until the wet-signed copy has been received.

Deadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017 5pm.

Awards to be decided: late June 2017.

Click here to download the Application Form

Please note that as 1st May is a bank holiday applications for the Core -BSPGHAN Grant Round 2017 will be accepted up to 5pm on 2nd May 2017.

Click here to download the Guidance Notes

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