Coeliac UK research call into coeliac disease in children and young people

Status: OPEN

Funding available: up to £15k for a pilot or proof of concept project for a max. 12 - 18 months

Open date of call: 28 June 2021

Closing date of call: 13 September 2021, 10:00 (GMT+1)

Outcome notification: Early December 2021

Estimated project start: January 2022

Coeliac UK is delighted to be able to offer this pilot/proof of concept grant for research into coeliac disease in children and young people. We are also delighted to have the support of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) in this venture.

Researchers are invited to submit applications to this call that will underpin Coeliac UK’s top ten research priorities, in particular:

  • Finding the best post diagnosis support: What is the best means of follow up management of children and young people with coeliac disease including help with sticking to the gluten free diet and prevention of long term health and / or psychological complications?
  • Better support for healthcare professionals; How can healthcare professionals be best supported to accurately diagnose and manage coeliac disease and other gluten related autoimmune conditions to achieve earlier diagnosis and improve patient care and optimise / personalise pre and post diagnosis management?
  • Understanding the link between coeliac disease and other conditions; How can we better understand the associations between coeliac disease and other conditions, for example, Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions such as  thyroid or liver disease, the natural history and frequency of development of co-diagnoses, what factors might influence the risk of developing such conditions and what might alert us to risk factors for this?

Applications with consideration given to a collaborative project are very much welcome.

There is a possibility of further funding in 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone about a potential application please contact our Research Officer, Alice Andrews, using the online enquiry form.