Research funding opportunities

We support and promote paediatric child health research in the UK and internationally. Search our database of current and upcoming opportunities for projects and posts.

These opportunities are not managed nor endorsed by RCPCH.  Though we do our best to ensure they are relevant and high quality, we cannot take any responsibility for their content or accuracy. 

If you have questions or would like to submit a joint funding application with the College, contact us on research@rcpch.ac.uk

Action Medical Research

Supports research which focuses on problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. Emphasis is on biomedical clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
1-3 years
Submission deadline

Arthritis Research UK - career development fellowship

Aims to attract and retain talented postdoctoral basic scientists, vets, nurses and allied health professionals in research relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions, and provide them with the opportunity to develop an independent research career.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline

Arthritis Research UK - clinical research

Clinical research fellowships awarded to encourage clinicians into an academic career in rheumatology or any related field concerned with the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
1-3 years

Arthritis Research UK - Clinical Research Fellowships

Awarded to encourage clinicians into an academic career in rheumatology or any related field concerned with the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
1-3 years

Arthritis Research UK - foundation fellowship

Aims to retain the best postdoctoral researchers in areas of research relevant to arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases and provide an opportunity for fellows to develop independent research ideas at an early stage in their career.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
1-3 years

Arthritis Research UK - longer term support

Provides longer term support which aims to answer an interrelated set of questions on a broader front than would be feasible with a project grant.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Arthritis Research UK - pain challenge

Applications are invited for ambitious and innovative research that will have a significant impact on tackling the pain of musculoskeletal diseases. Funded research resulting from the call will be expected to make a significant leap forward in our understanding of musculoskeletal pain, how it is managed and how it may be prevented.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Arthritis Research UK - PhD Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships to encourage the best young science graduates to embark on a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline

Arthritis Research UK - priorities in clinical research

Aims to fund innovative research that seeks to address key clinical research priorities that will change practice and impact patients, utilising novel trial design and methodological approaches on the basis of established feasibility and pilot work.
Award programme/theme
Project grant

Arthritis Research UK - project grant

The focus of this call is on applied health research relevant to people with arthritis. These awards support research whose intended primary outcomes will lead to improvements in the quality of life of people with arthritis and/or contribute to the evidence base of knowledge that will lead to improvements relevant to people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline