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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Diabetes UK - Early-Career Small Grants

Small grants for basic scientists and AHP's. Supports early-career researchers to undertake small research projects related to diabetes, with the aim of enabling successful recipients to go on to secure further, more significant, funding
Award programme/theme
Early career investigator award
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Medical Research Council (MRC) - New Investigator Research Grant

Provides support for clinical and non-clinical researchers while they are establishing themselves as independent principal investigators. Applicants must hold a PhD, Dphil or an MD with three to 10 years' postdoctoral research experience.
Award programme/theme
Early career investigator award
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline