2023 Spring/Summer CCF Senior Research Award (SRA)


At the time of application, the applicant must:

  • Hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree.
  • Be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) engaged in healthcare and/or health related research.
  • Have attained independence in their research efforts.
  • Be a corresponding author for publications in the main area of research.
  • Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography.

Proposal Eligibility

1.    The submitted research proposal must address Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis.
2.    Only one proposal may be submitted for this award per submission date.
3.    Applicants for an SRA may not simultaneously apply for a Training Award (Career Development or Research Fellowship).
4.    Applicants for an SRA may not simultaneously submit another application focused on the same research topic for a Litwin IBD Pioneer Award or Research Initiative.
5.    Applicants may not hold concurrent Foundation SRAs; however, applications for new projects may be submitted 6 months prior to the termination of an awardee’s current grant.


The mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

The goal of the Senior Research Award (SRA) is to provide established researchers with funds to generate findings that could have an impact on the field of IBD and advance the previously stated mission of the Foundation. The impact of a project is evaluated through various measures, including follow-on funding from other sources (such as the National Institute of Health), publications with high impact, and related patents or citations within patents. 

Agency Name: 
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Contact Name: 
Keiko McFarland
Grant Amount: 
Up to $130,000 per year for three years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, January 26, 2024
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, January 12, 2024
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