CCA grants & awards

Supporting our members is a priority. So too is finding a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD – Crohn’s and colitis). Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to fund research that has already led to significant improvements in IBD treatment, and hopefully one day, a cure!

Mandy and Edward Yencken Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Yencken scholarship recipient Christopher Poulton

This postgraduate research scholarship of $75,000 over a three-year period was set up in recognition of the long-term support of the Yencken family and seeks to build capacity within the field of IBD research in Australia.

The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers. They include, among others, advanced trainees who have completed core clinical training at the time of taking up the scholarship and are either enrolled or about to enrol in a higher research degree (MD or PhD).


Angela McAvoy Fellowship

Angela McAvoy

CCA Founder Angela McAvoy AM

In 2009, CCA established the largest Australian charity-funded IBD fellowship with the $150,000 Angela McAvoy Fellowship.

Named in recognition of the pioneering work of Angela McAvoy AM, who founded Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA), the aim of this Research Fellowship is to foster the development of a health professional or scientist in clinical research into inflammatory bowel disease in Australia.

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CCA Young Investigator Award

shutterstock_111157829Established in 2005, the $10,000 CCA Young Investigator Award is aimed at encouraging an early-career investigator research into the cause and/or treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease within Australia.

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