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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BMA Foundation - Helen H Lawson Grant for Paediatric Research

Funding for UK-registered medical practitioners for either research in progress or prospective paediatric research.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

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

Bone Cancer Research Trust - clinical trials top-up scheme

Providing additional support for ongoing clinical trials. The trial may be observational or interventional and can be oncology or surgical. This additional funding may be used to support: -Aligned biological studies -Additional arms or research questions (observational or interventional) -Toxicology studies
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Ideas Grant

The Bone Cancer Research Trust funds research from a range of disciplines to help to find the cause or cure of primary bone cancer. We also fund research that will improve the care for patients with this disease. This Ideas Grant is for research focused on adamantinoma.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Osteosarcoma Restricted Funding Call

Particularly welcome proposals that build on previously funded BCRT work, with a clear line of sight to patient benefit. As part of this funding call, we welcome applications for funding to support: -pilot projects or requests to support small pieces of follow-on research needed to complete a project to a value of £25,000. -project grants up to a maximum value of £250,000. These may cover staff costs, including PhD students, however, this is not a PhD studentship funding call, and these s...
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Submission deadline

Bone Cancer Research Trust - PhD studentships

Funding available to support hypothesis driven, laboratory based research, which demonstrates a clear line of sight to primary bone cancer patient benefit. Projects may focus on any or multiple forms of primary bone cancer, however, quality of life or epidemiology-based projects will not be considered.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
4 years
Submission deadline

Bone Cancer Research Trust - Skill Development Grants

Funding to enable researchers to learn new skills through short term laboratory visits. Funding is also available to attend conferences where new research findings are presented.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

Bone Cancer Research Trust - The Hamilton Family Programme of Osteosarcoma Research

We are seeking proposals for funding for a programme of osteosarcoma research that are hypothesis driven and with the potential of bringing a step-change in treatment for osteosarcoma. Applications must be from a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team and show a clear line of sight to patient benefit.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000

Bowel & Cancer Research & BDRF - PhD Studentship

Funds research into malignant and benign colorectal disease and /or research into Bowel Disease (with a preference for colorectal cancer).
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Bowel & Cancer Research - Proof-of-Principle Small Grants

Area of interest is lower GI/ bowel research in malignant and non-malignant, diagnostic or treatment studies or device/intervention development for which future translation to tangible patient benefit can be anticipated.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
18 months