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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Academy of Medical Sciences - Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers

Starter grants for Clinical Lecturers. Provides support to early-career research-active clinical scientists who are at key career transition points, to gather data to strengthen their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years
Submission deadline

Action Medical Research - Project Grant

Supports research which focuses on child health to include problems affecting pregnancy, childbirth, babies, children and young people. Emphasis is on clinical research or research at the interface between clinical and basic science.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

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

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - Equipment Grant

To enable the purchase of otherwise unavailable equipment necessary for A-T related research.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - Fellowships

Funding or contribution to PhD studentships or research fellowships.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - Project Funding

Full or partial funding for particular research projects.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Maximum duration
3 years

Ataxia Telangiectasia Society - Research Support Grants

Small grants to cover support or administrative costs to enable research to be carried out, written up or disseminated.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme

Support projects working to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

BBC Children in Need- Small Grants Programme

Support projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people experiencing disadvantage.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year

BMA Foundation - Helen H Lawson Grant for Paediatric Research

Funding for UK-registered medical practitioners for either research in progress or prospective paediatric research.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years