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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Asthma UK - Innovation Grants

Smaller awards designed to allow for the exploration of original ideas in inherently novel priority asthma research areas and to stimulate innovation in asthma science.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
18 months

European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) - Research Grant

This is a new research grant by ESPID and INOPSU to support infection surveillance across two or more European countries and aims to facilitate infection surveillance research in Europe by ESPID researchers.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Submission deadline

Health Foundation - efficiency research programme

The programme aims to research ideas on the new ways of thinking that generate new knowledge with a focus on productivity and retention within the health care workforce.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Health Foundation - Fellowships

Provides five years of funding to enable talented clinicians to pursue academic research alongside their clinical practice.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years

Health Foundation - Policy Challenge Fund

To support high quality, original policy analysis that will generate insight to support and inform policy makers on important current and future issues in UK health policy.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year

Health Foundation - Research Projects

Fund research and policy analysis work to shine a light on how to make successful change happen within the healthcare sector
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000

Kidney Research UK - Paediatric Innovation Grants

These awards are to support new areas of clinical or science research where initial pilot/supporting data is required prior to an application for a full Research Project award, in the field of the care and treatment of children with kidney disease.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years

Kidney Research UK - Project Grant

Funds standalone research at innovation and project level that will advance our knowledge of kidney disease and refine current treatments or lead to new advances in the future.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Medical Research Council (MRC) - Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF)

Supports clinically active professionals within the UK to undertake a higher research degree. The MRC collaborates with a number of Royal Colleges and charity funders to offer jointly funded Clinical Research Training Fellowship awards.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
3 years