Raising awareness and funding research into gut and liver disease


It is vital for doctors to do research. If you treat disease you have to have an idea of how they work. With research you see things from a different perspective
Dr. Piyara Begum

Current Opportunities

This page details all of Core's currently open funding opportunities:

Core Fellowships

AMELIE WARING THREE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH INTO ANY ASPECT OF PANCREATIC INFLAMMATION OR INJURY
 
Applications are invited for a three year fellowship into any aspect of pancreatic inflammation or injury. Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue research in their future careers.
 
 
CORE/NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION TWO-YEAR (POSSIBLE EXTENSION TO THREE-YEAR) FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH INTO NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
 
Core and the Nutritional Research Foundation invite applications for a two-year fellowship (with the possibility of an extension to three years) into nutritional aspects of gastroenterology.
 
Candidates should be medically qualified and it is expected that the project would lead to the award of a PhD or MD.  Applications are welcomed for any aspect of nutrition that is related to gastroenterology.  Preference will be given to candidates who intend to pursue research in their future careers.
 
 
THE CORE - DEREK BUTLER TRUST THREE YEAR FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN THE SPHERE OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT DISEASES AND CONDITIONS 
 
Applications are invited for the Core - Derek Butler Trust Fellowship. This is a 3-year full-time fellowship for research into diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract including cancer.  Research should be on the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum.  Studies on the liver and pancreas are excluded as funded elsewhere.
 
 
The deadline for applications for all Fellowships is 5pm on Friday 13th December 2013.  Interviews will be held on 20th February.
 

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation / Core Award 

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is the voice for babies, children, young people and their families and adults diagnosed in childhood ensuring that childhood liver diseases are understood, prevented and outcomes optimised through excellent research, effective information and emotional support.
 
Core is joining the CLDF to welcome applications for a research funding opportunity covering scientific, clinical and medical aspects of liver disease diagnosed in the paediatric / adolescent age group (up to the age of 18) for a total award of £200,000. The grant will be for an established researcher rather than for fellowship applications and funding is restricted to use at UK institutions. 
 
The research call invites proposals from all scientific and medical disciplines where applicants are able to demonstrate how their project would advance our understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis or treatment of fibrotic, metabolic and inflammatory hepatic conditions.  In applications with an adult perspective, the applicants would need to demonstrate how paediatric / adolescent populations would benefit.  
 
Please note that the following applications are specifically excluded from this call:
Applications connected to alcoholic liver disease   
Applications requiring funding beyond the life of the grant (e.g. a registry) 
Social science applications 
 
CLDF and Core are NIHR Partner Organisations so funded projects will be eligible for NHS Service Support Costs.
 
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 20th December 2013. The award will be decided in April 2014.
 
 

The Dr Falk Pharma UK / Core Awards 2014

The Dr Falk/Core awards recognise those who bring new knowledge and insight to the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.  For those committed to furthering research or patient care, this year’s awards are an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support for career progression.

This year’s prizes include:

  • A £1,000 essay prize for medical student son BSc or MRes courses
  • Six £1,000 bursaries for medical students taking full time science degrees
  • Two £2,200 bursaries to support research for F1/F2 doctors
  • Three £500 awards for primary and secondary care nurses for initiatives which have advanced patient care.

Applications close at 5pm on 28th March 2014.

Download an application form here

Core Research Prize

Core is offering a £1,000 prize for a study undertaken by a clinical or basic science researcher at the end of their first period of full time research for a higher degree. The research should have been completed in the last three years. The prize will be awarded on the basis of an essay of circa 1,000 words describing the research; a list of relevant full publications and abstracts by the applicant should be appended.

The work should be the subject of at least one abstract submitted for possible inclusion to the 2014 British Society of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting. Applicants should include copies of submitted BSG abstracts with their application.

Deadline: 28th March 2014

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