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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Brain Research UK - Project Grants

Provides funding for translational research projects in one of their three priority areas: Acquired Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Neuro-oncology, Headache and Facial Pain.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Heart Foundation - Clinical Study Grants

Support clinical trials and other clinical studies relevant to the cardiovascular system.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years

British Heart Foundation - New Horizon Grants

Designed to encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in cardiovascular research and bring novel expertise to the field, and to develop new technologies, models or methodologies. Examples of such collaborations includes cooperatives between biologists and engineers, physicists, mathematicians etc.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Heart Foundation - Special Project Grants

Special project grants to provide funding for basic or applied clinical research relevant to the cardiovascular system.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years

Children with Cancer UK - Research Grant

Supports research projects that address improved treatment for and survival from childhood and young person cancer and into improved quality of ongoing life.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Diabetes UK - Project Grants

Provides support for high quality, diabetes-related research. Applications should normally be for hypothesis-driven projects.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship

Enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes and develop a career in research.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Emerging Leader Fellowship Award

Fellowship awards provide research funding for epilepsy researchers planning to develop a track record in epilepsy research and seeking to transition into research leadership.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
1-4 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Fellowship

To support research fellowship projects into the causes, treatment, prevention and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
4 years