The Broad Medical Research Program (BMRP) aims to help persons with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by stimulating innovative, early stage research that opens new avenues for the diagnosis, therapy and prevention of these diseases. The BMRP will consider funding clinical or basic IBD research projects that:
- Are innovative
- Are in the early stages of exploration
- Will improve diagnosis, therapy or prevention of IBD; and
- Will lead to longer-term funding by more traditional granting agencies
Proposals must be clinically relevant and must benefit patients with IBD. BMRP especially supports research that can be readily translated to improve the care of human IBD in the near future. Proposals in the basic sciences should have clear relevance to findings and observations in IBD patients.