Senior Research Awards

Below are the guidelines for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Senior Research Awards:

Objective: To provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Applicant Eligibility: Applicant must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent degree) and must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) that is engaged in health care and/or health-related research. He/she must have attained independence from his/her mentor. Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography.

Proposal Eligibility: Proposal must be relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis. Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. Simultaneous submission of a Senior Research Award and a Training Award is not permitted.

Senior Research Awards Costs: Total maximum award per year: $115,830 (subject to annual progress report approval).

  1. Direct Costs: up to $105,300 per year
  2. Indirect Costs: 10% of direct costs, or up to $10,530
  3. Duration of Award: One to Three Years

The Foundation uses the Proposal Central system for all grants submissions. Just select the program to which you are applying. All instructions and policies are available at this site. For matters related to pre- and post-award management for the Senior Research Awards, please contact Orlando Green at [email protected]. For all other questions: [email protected]

Application Deadlines: Before submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Full Proposal, please view the Senior Research Award instructions and policies.


  Spring/Summer Fall/Winter
Letter of Intent November 8th, 5:00 pm EST May 5th, 5:00 pm EST
Online Application Submission January 28th, 5:00 pm EST July 20th, 5:00 pm EST
Applications Review April – May October – November
Decisions Announced June December