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 Heart Foundation - Intermediate Clinical Research Fellowships

Provides a career opportunity in an established research institution in the UK for individuals with an established research record who intend to become leaders in academic medical research.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
5 years (plus 2 year extension is possible)

British Heart Foundation - New Horizon Grants

Designed to encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in cardiovascular research and bring novel expertise to the field, and to develop new technologies, models or methodologies. Examples of such collaborations includes cooperatives between biologists and engineers, physicists, mathematicians etc.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years

British Heart Foundation - Non-clinical PhD Studentships

To allow talented students to complete a PhD in cardiovascular science in an established research institution in the UK.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support

British Heart Foundation - Programme Grants

Provide long-term support on a five year rolling basis for basic or applied clinical research relevant to the cardiovascular system.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Maximum duration
5 years (extendable)

British Heart Foundation - Special Project Grants

Special project grants to provide funding for basic or applied clinical research relevant to the cardiovascular system.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years

British Heart Foundation - Translation Awards

Supports the development of cardiovascular technologies from the proof-of-concept stage to being ready for the commercial market. Designed to help to bridge the funding gap between promising innovations and the clinic with the aim of accelerating advances for patient benefit.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

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 - 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

British Medical Association - BMA Foundation for Medical Research

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 Pain Society - Clulow Research Grant

Awarded for a research proposal, which may be in any field of pain research. Priority will be given to projects addressing the causes and the treatments of pain.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000