Our Research Programme 

Over 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK and one million live with other life-changing and longstanding bowel conditions such as the inflammatory bowel diseases – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – and the incontinence sometimes induced in childbirth. The need to understand the risk factors and potential causes, as well as identifying new ways to diagnose, treat, and manage them has never been more urgent.

By investing in world-class, innovative research and the next generation of researchers, Bowel Research UK aims to support people affected by bowel diseases to live longer and to improve their quality of life.

Information for researchers regarding our grants and award processes can be found below:

PORT Application Guidance

Peer Review Process 

Grant Administration

Research policies

Bowel Research UK Grant Terms and Conditions

Application Success Rates