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.

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BMA Foundation - COVID-19 grant

Provide support for UK-registered medical practitioners or research scientists for research into COVID-19
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Innovative Medicines Initiative - Development of therapeutics and diagnostics combatting coronavirus infections

IMI is looking for proposals that address either the development of treatments to rapidly respond to the current COVID-19 outbreak and/or future coronavirus outbreaks or the development of diagnostic tests to rapidly and reliably identify people infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and for use in clinical trials of new drugs. Preventative vaccines are not included as part of this proposal
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Submission deadline

LifeArc - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Therapeutics: £10 Million Call for Rapid Deployment

LifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. It is anticipated that applications will be for funding to repurpose one or more drugs that are generic, already licensed, or are in late stage development for another indication.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Submission deadline

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Small Grants 2020

The aim of the small grants is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Submission deadline