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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BSPGHAN / GUTS UK - Joint Research Awards

Provides financial support for the collection of pilot or proof-of-concept data. Applications are invited from clinician and scientist investigators, including Academic Clinical Lecturers, based at a UK university or hospital planning research studies on any topic within paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Child Liver Disease Foundation - PhD Programme Support Grant

Applications from PhD students to cover project consumables costs in a research project in liver disease in children and young people.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Child Liver Disease Foundation - £10,000 grant round

Supports preliminary research that will contribute to a subsequent larger research grant proposal. Projects may be stand-alone or linked to one or more existing studies.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
12 - 24 months

Child Liver Disease Foundation - Small Grants Programme

Supports a wide range of projects, including clinical, lab-based, social and nursing research which look into understanding and improving treatments in paediatric hepatology.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year

Guts UK - Development Grants

Award for translational or proof of concept research in any area of gastroenterology. Five grants for research on gastroenterology (including hepatology and pancreatology) and two grants for research on any aspect of nutrition that is related to gastroenterology (including pancreatology and hepatology).
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years

Guts UK/BSG - Trainee Research Awards

These trainee research awards are open to speciality trainees, who are eager to conduct research or audit/quality improvement in any area of gastroenterology (including pancreatology and hepatology) or nutrition in relation to gastroenterology.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Submission deadline

Health Foundation - efficiency research programme

The programme aims to research ideas on the new ways of thinking that generate new knowledge with a focus on productivity and retention within the health care workforce.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Health Foundation - Fellowships

Provides five years of funding to enable talented clinicians to pursue academic research alongside their clinical practice.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years

Health Foundation - innovating for improvement

Aims to support innovative approaches and ideas. Projects should test and develop ideas and approaches to improve health and social care delivery or the way people manage their own health care in the UK.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
15 months

Health Foundation - Policy Challenge Fund

To support high quality, original policy analysis that will generate insight to support and inform policy makers on important current and future issues in UK health policy.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year