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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British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Fellowships

Funds fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD to further the goals of VISION 2020.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Research Grants

Grants are offered for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’. Research grants are available to clinicians, scientists or epidemiologists for 'pump-priming' to develop their research ideas and generate pilot data to facilitate a future application for a substantial grant or to provide funding for a non-clinical PhD or DrPH studentship.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Research Mentorship Awards

These aim to build research links between hospitals and universities in developing countries and UK universities or NHS Trusts, with the goal of building research capacity. Awarded to enable applicants from developing countries with a colleague or mentor in the UK to work together to develop a research project.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Fight for Sight - PhD Studentships

Provides a grant of up to £100,000 to support the training of a graduate student to take up a career in ophthalmic and vision research and leading to the presentation of a PhD.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Fight for Sight - Small Grants Award

Funds clinical research studies in the field of ophthalmology and vision science. Offers competitive funding to support small feasibility studies and facilitate the generation of preliminary data. The aim is to make novel research ideas more competitive for larger follow-on funding.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year

Retina UK - Project Grant

Funding for high quality research projects looking at the causes, potential treatments and potential cure for all forms of inherited retinal disease.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Submission deadline