Our vision is that no one should die of bowel cancer or have to live with chronic bowel disease. We fund the best research across the country to bring this vision closer.

We are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, the membership organisation for leading medical research charities. We support the AMRC's principles for peer review and its position statement on the use of animals in medical research

Our research programmes

In line with our current research strategy we currently support proof-of-principle applications up to £50,000 and PhD studentships up to £75,000.

Proof-of-principle applications should cover a project not lasting more than 12-18 months, unless previously agreed with us. PhD studentship applications should cover 3 years.

Any application should be hypothesis driven and include preliminary data if at all possible. We are keen to provide opportunities for early career researchers. Please take care with lay summaries, which should be readily readable by a person with no scientific background. Here is what a good lay summary looks like.

Our rounds open in September for proof-of-principle applications and March for PhD applications.

Proof-of-Principle (small grants) PhD Studentships
Closed - next call September 2018 Closed - next call March 2018
Documents Documents
Current call
Guidelines for submission of applications Guidelines for submission of applications
Preliminary application form for first round applications Application form
Full application form

Bowel & Cancer Research general terms and conditions for grants.