BDRF launches robotic-assisted colorectal surgery grants round

The Bowel Disease Research Foundation (BDRF), together with  Intuitive Surgical- will offer grants into robotic colorectal surgery. A total of £45,000 is available for researchers who would like to conduct research into robotic-assisted colorectal surgery.

The Grants will be for research in robotic-assisted surgery with Intuitive’s products. BDRF have appointed the ACPGBI Research and Audit Committee to select the winning Grant applications based entirely on scientific merit.

Up to £45,000 will be considered for approval and each application will be judged through expert peer review of the Research and Audit Committee of the ACPGBI

BDRF is a medical research charity aligned to The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland the leading medical professionals in the field of bowel disease.  The charity funds projects into improving outcomes for patients with all types of bowel disease including bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and a whole host of other disorders that affect the bowel.

BDRF works in partnership with patients, medical researchers and industry under a strategic framework that works towards achieving a vision of one day eradicating bowel disease.

Millions of people suffer across the globe with bowel related health conditions – bowel cancer, for example, is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK and there are approximately 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Funding research that is prioritised by the experts in colorectal health care and working with patients at the very heart of every research project aligns the charity as one of the leading organisations working in the field of bowel disease.

Peter Rowbottom, Chief Executive of BDRF comments “We are very excited about running this round of grants which we believe to be the first of its kind in the UK.  BDRF leads the way in innovative and ground-breaking research into all types of bowel disease. Many of our seed funded projects grow into large-scale medical trials that play an important role in improving patient care and will one day contribute to possibly finding a cure for these awful diseases.”

Please see our Grants Application page for further information on this grant rounds, grant regulations and how to apply.











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