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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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

Medical Research Council (MRC) - Senior Clinical Fellowship (SCF)

Supports talented medically and other clinically qualified professionals, with an effective track record of internationally competitive independent research, to make the transition to research leadership.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

Medical Research Council (MRC) - Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF)

Supports proven independent researchers with an effective track record of internationally competitive independent research to make the transition to research leadership.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

The Leverhulme Trust - Fellowships

A range of fellowships including early career fellowships, international academic fellowships and emeritus fellowships.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years