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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Comic Relief - UK Main Grants

Comic Relief primarily makes grants to create long term change, to help achieve a world where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Funding is allocated under four programme areas - investing in children and young people, empowering women and girls, improving health and wellbeing and building stronger communities.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Social Sciences Research

Provides funding to enable research teams to undertake social sciences research - anything from a standard research project through to a large scale survey or methodological development.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Public Health Research (PHR)

Funds research that evaluates public health interventions, providing new knowledge on the benefits, costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions intended to improve health and reduce inequalities in health.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000

The Big Lottery - Project Grants

Funds projects which address the issues, needs and aspirations of local communities and people - aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000