Shire Innovation Funds for Specialist Registrars
The Shire Innovation Funds aim to support Specialist Registrars (SpRs)
working in Gastroenterology to develop projects benefitting patient care in the
There are two Funds available:
- Travel bursaries for the European Crohn's and
Colitis Organisation (ECCO) congress
A fund of £8,000 will be made available to applicants whose
abstracts have been accepted for presentation at ECCO, and which
will benefit patient care in the UK. The travel bursary is to be
used for visiting the congress (e.g., to pay for congress
registration, standard class accommodation and travel).
- Innovative projects that will benefit patient care
A fund of £7,500 will be made available for projects that will
benefit patient care or local gastroenterology services. The
Fund is open to all types of proposals such as research
activities, audits or patient educational materials.
Apply Online or By Post
If you are an SpR in year 3 or above who is a physician or surgeon, or
working in related specialities, such as pathology or radiology, including as a
research fellow, you can apply to either or both of the Funds. On the
application form you can find:
- More information on the Funds and how to apply
- Address for applications by post
for the travel bursary application form and to apply online.
for the project fund application form and to apply online.
Download the Shire Innovation Fund for SpRs in Gastroenterology newsletter to
read examples of previous successful projects.
The Shire Innovation Fund for SpRs in Gastroenterology is very proud to have
four leading consultants in gastroenterology and hepatology on its independent
- Professor Alastair Forbes
– University College Hospital, London
Professor David Rampton
– Barts and the London NHS Trust
- Professor Chris
– Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital
All 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 Funds
themselves, please do not hesitate to email