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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Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation - The Professor David Matthews Non-Clinical Fellowship 2020

DRWF Research Fellowships are given for research related to causes, cures or complications of diabetes
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Diabetes UK - Early-Career Small Grants

Small grants for basic scientists and AHP's. Supports early-career researchers to undertake small research projects related to diabetes, with the aim of enabling successful recipients to go on to secure further, more significant, funding
Award programme/theme
Early career investigator award
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship

Allows outstanding medically or clinically qualified professionals, including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent (eg MD (Res)), to establish themselves as independent researchers with a view to a long term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
5 years

Diabetes UK - PhD studentships

Enables outstanding science graduates to study for a PhD in the field of diabetes research.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Project Grants

Provides support for high quality, diabetes-related research. Applications should normally be for hypothesis-driven projects.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship

Enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes and develop a career in research.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

European Research Council (ERC) - Advanced Grants

Allows exceptional established research leaders to pursue groundbreaking, high risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline

European Research Council (ERC) - Consolidator Grants

Supports researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

European Research Council (ERC) - Proof of Concept Grant

Open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. This will be additional funding to establish the innovation potential of ideas arising from the ERC-funded research projects.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
18 months
Submission deadline

European Research Council (ERC) - Starting Grants

Aims to support up and coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline