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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Ataxia UK - Equipment Grants

Provides funding for equipment to be used for ataxia research (by researchers not already in receipt of a grant from Ataxia UK)
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Ataxia UK - Research Grant

Provides funding for innovative and relevant research on the ataxias that fit into an explicit therapeutic strategy. Will consider research projects, PhD studentships and research fellowships.
Award programme/theme
Project grant

BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme

Support projects working to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

BBC Children in Need- Small Grants Programme

Support projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people experiencing disadvantage.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Bliss - Research Projects

Support research which has the potential to improve the delivery of neonatal care.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Bloodwise - Project Grants

Funding for clearly defined research projects addressing key questions in the field of blood cancer. The remit of the project grant scheme includes research projects that maximise the value and outcome of a clinical trial.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Explorer Grant

Funding available to support hypothesis driven, laboratory based research, which demonstrates a clear line of sight to primary bone cancer patient benefit. Particularly welcomes applications focusing on the rarer forms of primary bone cancer or applications demonstrating strong collaboration.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Submission deadline

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Ideas Grant

Funds research from a range of disciplines to help to find the cause or cure of primary bone cancer. Also funds research that will improve the care for patients with this disease.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Bowel & Cancer Research/Guts UK - PhD Studentship

Funds research into Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis, with the aim of bringing tangible benefits closer for people who are suffering Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis today and in the future.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline