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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Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Clinical Training Fellowship Programme

Provides specialist training in cystic fibrosis medicine, and aims to train the future leaders of specialist adult CF care. Also give Fellows the opportunity to embark on clinically-based research, service evaluation or quality improvement projects, which will dovetail into their clinical training programmes.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Strategic Research Centres

Fund Strategic Research Centres intended to create multidisciplinary teams to address questions of strategic relevance to people with cystic fibrosis.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Summer Studentships

Funds hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation for promising medical and basic science undergraduates.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
8 weeks

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Venture and Innovation Award (VIA)

Designed to bring funding from external agencies into the field of cystic fibrosis research, the Venture and Innovation Awards (VIAs) support transformational and innovative research projects.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award

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

European Union (Horizon 2020) - Programme Grants

Offers a large variety of funding opportunities for research and innovation activities through calls for proposals that are set out in the Horizon 2020 work programme.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant

Garfield Weston Foundation - Project Grants

Aims to support organisations with grants in several categories including health, education, youth and community.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Maximum duration
1 year