Student Research Awards

Below please find guidelines for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Student Research Awards:

Objective: This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the areas of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Applicant Eligibility: Candidates may be undergraduate, medical, or graduate students (not yet engaged in thesis research) in accredited United States’ institutions. Candidates may not hold similar salary support from other agencies.

Award Amount: up to $2,500 (one time payment)

Award and Requirements: Up to 16 Student Research Fellowship Awards will be available for full-time research with a mentor investigating a subject relevant to IBD. Mentors may not be a relative of the applicant and may not work in their lab. The mentor must be a faculty member who directs a research project highly relevant to the study of IBD at an accredited institution. Awards will be payable to the institution, not the individual. A complete financial statement and scientific report are due September 1 of the year of the award. All publications arising from work funded by this project must acknowledge the support of CCFA.

Grantees who do not fulfill all obligations of the award are prohibited from applying for additional awards.

Apply for the Student Research Award

Before submitting a Full Proposal, please view the Student Research Fellowship Award Policies (.pdf) and Instructions (.pdf).

CCFA uses the Proposal Central system for all grants submissions. Just select the CCFA program to which you are applying. All CCFA instructions and policies are available at this site. Please direct any grants related questions to or call (646) 943-7501.

Spring/Summer Deadline Dates

  • Online Application Submission Deadline – March 15th @ 5PM Eastern (Paper application must be postmarked no later than March 15th)
  • Review  – April through May
  • Start Date for Selected Projects – on or about June 15th