2017 PSC Support Research Project Grants

PSC Support and UK-PSC are inviting applications from UK-based investigators to conduct, ethically approved, biomarker based, research using serum samples collected for the UK-PSC biobank during the recent re-consenting effort.  Clinical data is available and ethics exist for the successful research teams to collect further data.


Grant Amount and Scope

Two grants of up to £15,000 each will be awarded.

Pilot and feasibility work to enable larger grant applications will be considered.

Your research project must address PSC Support Research Priorities and have anticipated clear patient benefit, as regards potential use of biomarkers in PSC management.

PSC Support is an NIHR non-commercial Partner. Appropriate research studies funded through ‘PSC Support Research Project Grants’ are now automatically eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support and therefore entitled to access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.



Applicants should send their completed PSC Support Application Form together with additional relevant study investigator CVs, ethics approval and letter of support from the relevant Head of Department to research@pscsupport.org.uk.  


UK-PSC Biobank

At present we have just under 900 serum samples stored in the Cambridge Bioresource.  Serum is aliquoted and just under 2/3rds of the samples come from pre-transplant patients with PSC.


Application Deadline

31 October 2017


Expected Decision Date

01 December 2017