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

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 - 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 - Translational Awards

Provides support for research which bridges the gap between basic science and clinical research, with the aim of speeding up translation of research findings for the benefit of patients.
Award programme/theme
Project grant

Arthritis Research UK (now Versus Arthritis) - 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
Submission deadline

Arthritis Research UK (now Versus Arthritis) - priorities in clinical research

Seeking applications for clinical research focused on priority areas defined in the strategies put forward by the previous Clinical Study Groups, those of RheumaMap and the priorities set by the NIHR's James Lind Priority Setting Partnerships, where they are relevant to Versus Arthritis
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

Arthritis Research UK (now Versus 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
3 years
Submission deadline

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - administration costs

Small grants to cover support or administrative costs to enable research to be carried out, written up or disseminated.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - equipment

To enable the purchase of otherwise unavailable equipment necessary for A-T related research.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - fellowships

Funding or contribution to PhD studentships or research fellowships.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship