Shire Innovation Fund for IBD Nurses
The Shire Innovation Fund for inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD) nurses was launched in 2009 as part of Shire Pharmaceuticals' continuing
commitment to supporting initiatives that improve the outcomes for patients with
The aim of the Fund is to support nurses working in IBD who want to develop
their services further for the benefit of patients with IBD.
The Shire Innovation Fund for IBD Nurses
is available twice a year. A minimum of 10 grants of up to £1,500 per year each
are made available for nurse-led projects that further medical care for patients
If you are a nurse providing care to IBD patients in
the UK you can apply to the fund. The Fund is open to all types of proposals
which show development of local IBD services such as practical and vocational
courses that will give immediate benefit to patients, auditing and research
activities, development of resources for patients, participation in congresses
and purchasing of equipment. Examples of previous successful projects can be
found in the Shire Innovation Fund for IBD Nurses newsletters, which you can
download by clicking on the links on this page.
Apply Online or By Post
We recommend that you read
top tips on how to make your application successful. It provides
some useful hints on what the judges look for when reviewing the applications.
On the Application Form:
- More information on the Fund and how to apply
- Deadline for the next round
- Address for applications by post
Click here for the application form and to apply online.
The Shire Innovation
Fund for IBD Nurses is very proud to have the support of an independent judging
panel comprising of 3 leading IBD specialist nurses:
– Bristol Royal Infirmary
– Wirral University Hospital Trust
– Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride
applications are provided to the panel in an anonymised form so that an unbiased
and fair decision can be reached. Please note that Shire does not receive any
details of the applications or the applicants until after the judging process
has been completed.
If you have any questions about the application process or the Fund itself,
please do not hesitate to email: