Coeliac UK research call 2023

Status: CLOSED

Funding available: up to £250k for one project for a maximum 36 months

Type of grant: Project grant (reference Guidance for Applicants)

Open date: 20 June, 2023

Closing date: 2 October 2023, 10:00 (GMT+1)

Outcome notification: January 2024

Project start date: 2024

Coeliac UK would like to invite researchers to apply for a grant of up to £250,000 for a project that will underpin the charity’s top ten research priorities and specifically take us on the next steps of our journey to a cure.   
It is important to acknowledge that a ‘cure’ for coeliac disease means different things to different people; for some it means preventing coeliac disease from ever developing, for those already diagnosed it is no longer needing to have a gluten free diet and for some, it is successful management of their condition, maintaining health and wellbeing. We remain conscious of these different views and that for all, a ‘cure’ means no longer living a life that is limited by gluten. 
We welcome applications from Principal Investigators from around the globe and collaborations across disciplines and conditions, where appropriate, are strongly encouraged. We aim to provide equal opportunities and support for researchers from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds.

We ask that research involves those that are affected by coeliac disease at every stage of the research process; planning, managing, designing and disseminating research. This aims to ensure research is relevant and impactful. Projects must be able to demonstrate the potential translatable benefits for the coeliac community. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact our Research Officer, Keira Shepherd using the online enquiry form.

Last year’s research call resulted in a £250,000 award to a project using spatial transcriptomics to determine gene interactions in coeliac disease. The aim of the project is to better understand the pathogenesis of coeliac disease, with the hope to identify new targets and move research closer to a cure. You can read more about this project in the current research section of our website.