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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Action for A-T - Project Grants

Inviting applications for medical research that has the potential to benefit children and adults with Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T).
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Action Medical Research - Project Grant

Supports research which focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. Emphasis is on 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
3 years

Action Medical Research - Research Training Fellowships

Applications are invited from medical graduates, clinicians, bioengineers, research nurses, physiotherapists and allied health professionals who wish to train in research techniques and methodology which will lead to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme

Support projects working to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Bliss - Research Projects

Support research which has the potential to improve the delivery of neonatal care.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Bloodwise - Project Grants

Funding for clearly defined research projects addressing key questions in the field of blood cancer. The remit of the project grant scheme includes research projects that maximise the value and outcome of a clinical trial.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Brain Research UK - PhD studentships

Intended to enable outstanding graduates to gain the necessary skills and training to set them on course for the development of an independent career in one of their three priority research areas, or to support clinicians entering a clinical academic career pathway focused on one of these areas.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
4 years

British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Fellowships

Funds fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD to further the goals of VISION 2020.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years