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 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

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

BMA Foundation - Medical Research Grants

Provides funding for a variety of different subject areas, ranging from research into rheumatism and arthritis, to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Coeliac UK - Early Stage Feasibility (Research Project Grant)

Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are launching a second research call to industry and researchers to make improvements for people living with coeliac disease. Research must focus on either: improving diagnostics for coeliac disease, refractory coeliac disease and/or gluten related neurological conditions; developing tools for improving the long term management of coeliac disease; enhancing the quality of staple gluten free food.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
1 year

Coeliac UK - Industrial Research Grant

Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are launching a second research call to industry and researchers to make improvements for people living with coeliac disease. Research must focus on either: improving diagnostics for coeliac disease, refractory coeliac disease and/or gluten related neurological conditions; developing tools for improving the long term management of coeliac disease; enhancing the quality of staple gluten free food.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - PhD Studentships

To encourage young scientists to gain their PhD whilst researching Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Maximum duration
3 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Post-doctoral Fellowships

For non-clinician scientists with a PhD wishing to undertake scientific research relevant to or involving children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
2 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Project Grants

To support a single project or part of a larger ongoing project aimed at understanding, treating and seeking a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
2 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Research Fellowships

A clinical or scientific training post for paediatricians in training who are seeking to specialise in paediatric gastroenterology with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
3 years