New Grants and Awards for IBD Nurses

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Interest Group (A Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates community of practice), is proud to once again provide support for inflammatory bowel disease nurses in the form of Nursing Educational Travel Awards and a Nursing-Led IBD Research Grant.

The Nursing Educational Travel Awards provides learning and mentorship opportunities for IBD nurses in Canada. The awards may be granted to Canadian nurses who wish to attend an IBD-related medical conference. Subject to the availability of funds, up to three awards (maximum value of $1,000 CAD each) will be granted in 2017. Any nurse engaged in IBD research or care in Canada is eligible to apply. Applicants must register with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada's IBD Research Institute and must be a current active member of CSGNA. Applications should be made in the form of a one-page letter including a short description of: what medical conference they are seeking funding support to attend, how the award will benefit IBD patient care; and a brief budget.

The Nursing-Led IBD Research Grant is intended to increase funding opportunities for nurses leading research projects in IBD and develop research skills within the IBD nursing community. The goal of this grant is to support a small clinical research pilot project that will improve or inform IBD patient care and/or quality of life for IBD patients. It is a one-year grant with a total value of $15,000 CAD. Any nurse affiliated with a Canadian hospital or university, who is engaged in IBD research or care in Canada, is an eligible principal applicant for this award.

The deadline for the 2017 IBD Nursing Educational Travel Awards is May 1, 2017.
The deadline for the 2017 Nursing-Led IBD Research Grant is May 15, 2017.

For more information on either of these awards, and details on how to apply, click here.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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