One Core Development grant of up to £50,000 will be awarded for translational or proof of concept research in any area of gastroenterology. Applications are particularly encouraged in the following areas pancreatitis, nutrition, upper GI diseases, functional bowel disorders, IBD, GI infections/microbiome but all applications will be considered.

This call is only open to UK applicants. Core will fund only the direct costs associated with the project and will not fund overhead allocation or other indirect costs, including senior or supervisory posts which are already covered by HEFCE, or other, funding. We will not fund equipment or capital costs. This award is not for a fellowship. Applicants must have established academic positions. Academic Clinical Lecturers may apply if they have completed a MD or PhD.

Projects should be for 12-18 months duration and ethical approval must have been sought before the application is submitted.

The deadline for applications is 2nd September. The awards will be decided in November.

To download an application form, guidance notes, grant terms and conditions go to:

For further information please contact Alice Kington on 020 7563 9994 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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