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!

Angela McAvoy Research Scholarship

Angela McAvoyIn 2009, CCA established a fellowship named in recognition of the pioneering work of Angela McAvoy AM, who founded Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA).

Continuing this commitment in 2019 we are pleased to offer the 3 year Angela McAvoy Research Scholarship with the aim to foster the development of a health professional or scientist in clinical research into inflammatory bowel disease in Australia.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Australia – Ferring IBD Clinical Project Award

This grant, offered by Crohn’s & Colitis Australia for the first time, will support individuals who have developed special skills in IBD clinical management to undertake a project to encourage innovation and clinical excellence in IBD clinical practice. The funds will be used to ensure the clinician provides improvements in a specific IBD service, by way of a clinical quality use of medicine or research project related to IBD care within a facility that provides salary support and infrastructure to achieve that goal.

The funding for the CCA-FIP award is provided by Ferring Pharmaceuticals.


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).


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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