IBD research scholarship offered by Crohn’s & Colitis Australia

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is offering a $75,000 IBD research scholarship to mark the organisation’s 35th Anniversary.

CCA says the Angela McAvoy Research Scholarship will provide funding of $25,000 per year for three years, in recognition of the pioneering work of its founder.

“The purpose of this scholarship is to foster the development of a health professional or scientist in clinical research into inflammatory bowel disease in Australia,” said CCA statement to the limbic

Applicants are required to:

  • be an Australian citizen or hold permanent Australian resident status;
  • be enrolled in or holding a higher research degree (e.g. PhD, MD);
  • have shown an ability to successful carry out clinical research; and
  • outline a research proposal that specifically applies to clinical aspects of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Preference is given to proposals for work that complies with the priority areas of CCA as listed below:
    • Diagnosis
    • Prevention
    • Better disease management and improved well being
    • Epidemiology

Previous recipients have included Dr Gregory Moore and the IBD Unit of Monash Medical Centre for research into the role of visceral fat and its metabolic and immunological effects on Crohn’s disease. Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus was the inaugural receipient of the scholarship in 2009 for her study into whether CBT can improve the psychological and clinical outcomes in IBD.

According to CCA, applications are now open and must be submitted by Friday 8 November, with the scholarship commencement in early 2020.

Funds to support the scholarship were entirely raised by CCA through donations from people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) their family, friends and public donors supporting them.

Further information and application form are available at the CCA website.

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