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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Asthma UK - Innovation Grants

Smaller awards designed to allow for the exploration of original ideas in inherently novel priority asthma research areas and to stimulate innovation in asthma science.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
18 months

BMA Foundation - Medical Research Grants

Provides funding for a variety of different subject areas, ranging from research into rheumatism and arthritis, to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Lung Foundation - PhD Studentship

Funding is available to support a PhD student performing research in one or more of the following priority areas: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), children’s lung disease and bronchiectasis.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Lung Foundation - Pump-Priming Grants

To fund smaller research projects with direct benefit to patients, or to fund 'proof of concept' studies that facilitate larger studies.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1-3 years

British Lung Foundation - Research Grants

A range of award types offered to support clinical, laboratory-based and/or epidemiological research to tackle lung disease.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
3 years

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