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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Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers

Starter grants for Clinical Lecturers. Provides support to early-career research-active clinical scientists who are at key career transition points, to gather data to strengthen their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years
Submission deadline

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - Travel Grant

Travel grants may be given to enable the attendance at important international research events of professionals engaged in A-T research, where this would otherwise not be possible.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Ataxia UK - Conference / Travel Grants

Travel awards for researchers or students presenting at conferences on the ataxias
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

BBC Children in Need- Small Grants Programme

Support projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people experiencing disadvantage.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Ideas Grant

The Bone Cancer Research Trust funds research from a range of disciplines to help to find the cause or cure of primary bone cancer. We also fund research that will improve the care for patients with this disease. This Ideas Grant is for research focused on adamantinoma.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Skill Development Grants

Funding to enable researchers to learn new skills through short term laboratory visits. Funding is also available to attend conferences where new research findings are presented.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Bowel & Cancer Research - Proof-of-Principle Small Grants

Area of interest is lower GI/ bowel research in malignant and non-malignant, diagnostic or treatment studies or device/intervention development for which future translation to tangible patient benefit can be anticipated.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
18 months

British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Research Mentorship Awards

These aim to build research links between hospitals and universities in developing countries and UK universities or NHS Trusts, with the goal of building research capacity. Awarded to enable applicants from developing countries with a colleague or mentor in the UK to work together to develop a research project.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

British Heart Foundation - Translation Awards

Supports the development of cardiovascular technologies from the proof-of-concept stage to being ready for the commercial market. Designed to help to bridge the funding gap between promising innovations and the clinic with the aim of accelerating advances for patient benefit.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline