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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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

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

Bowel & Cancer Research & BDRF - PhD Studentship

Funds research into malignant and benign colorectal disease and /or research into Bowel Disease (with a preference for colorectal cancer).
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Cancer Research UK - Biomarker Project Awards

This scheme provides funding for biomarker assay development, validation and qualification where there is a clear line of sight to clinical implementation.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Cancer Research UK - Several Funding Streams

Provide funding within several funding streams for a wide range of activities, from basic research to late phase clinical trials.
Award programme/theme
Project grant

Cancer Research UK - The Experimental Medicine Award

Funds highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well designed clinical study.The types of studies that fit this scheme are typically investigator-led studies for highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well-designed clinical study with the objective of optimising treatment and maximising patient benefit.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years