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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Epilepsy Research UK - Emerging Leader Fellowship Award

Fellowship awards provide research funding for epilepsy researchers planning to develop a track record in epilepsy research and seeking to transition into research leadership.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
1-4 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Fellowship

To support research fellowship projects into the causes, treatment, prevention and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
4 years

Epilepsy Research UK - Innovations in Healthcare

Epilepsy Research UK is issuing an urgent call for health services research that will generate high-quality evidence that informs the future delivery, quality, cost, or access of care for people with epilepsy. Central to this call, is the acceptability of innovations and delivering outcomes that have been identified by people with epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
18 months
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Project Grant

To support research projects into the causes, treatment, prevention and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

ERUK & Young Epilepsy - Fellowship Award

Fellowship awards provide research funding for epilepsy researchers planning to develop a track record in paediatric epilepsy research and seeking to transition into research leadership. Funds will cover the Fellow’s salary, support staff costs, and project running costs.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
1-4 years
Submission deadline

Medical Research Council (MRC) - Initiatives

Through strategic grant funding, the MRC supports a number of ongoing research initiatives.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000