Two grants of up to £40,000 each are available for research studies on any topic within the spectrum of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

These awards are envisaged as development grants 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, such as the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

The grant call is open to clinician and scientist investigators, including Academic Clinical Lecturers, based at a UK university or hospital. The principal applicant must have a contract of sufficient length to cover the duration of the research project. At the time of applying the principal applicant must have their salary guaranteed for the entire period of the research project. This award is not for a fellowship; the principal applicant must not be a fellow though co-applicants may be. Funding will be available only in the UK. Only the direct costs associated with the project will be funded. Overhead allocation or other indirect costs, and salary of applicants which are already covered by other funding, will not be allowed. Equipment or capital costs will not be funded either. The maximum duration of the projects should be 24 months.

For further information and to apply:

Deadline: 5pm 2nd April 2019. The awards will be announced in early June.

If you have any queries about these awards please contact:
Alice Kington, Finance and Research Manager at Guts UK
Telephone: 020 7563 9994
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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