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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GOSH Charity and Sparks - National Funding Call 2020/2021

GOSH Charity and Sparks are inviting project grant applications for paediatric health research studies focusing on complex or rare diseases. The call will support research across the spectrum of medical conditions affecting the foetus, neonates and children directly, as well as pregnancy disorders that affect the child. We will also consider applications seeking to understand how COVID-19 affects children, particularly in the context of pre-existing diseases or conditions.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

NIHR / British Heart Foundation - COVID-19 Research

Projects should address key questions such as the nature and importance of cardiovascular complications in covid-19 infection, and how they could be prevented; understanding why patients with heart and circulatory diseases are at greater risk of adverse outcomes; the short and longer-term impact of the covid-19 pandemic for people with heart and circulatory diseases; mechanistic insights into individual responses to the covid-19 infection, its effect on the function of the heart and the circulat...
Award programme/theme
Project grant

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Small Grants

The aim of the small grants is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Submission deadline