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 Council for Prevention of Blindness - Research Mentorship Awards

These aim to build research links between hospitals and universities in developing countries and UK universities or NHS Trusts, with the goal of building research capacity. Awarded to enable applicants from developing countries with a colleague or mentor in the UK to work together to develop a research project.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

British Heart Foundation - Clinical Study Grants

Support clinical trials and other clinical studies 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 - Immediate Postdoctoral Basic Science Research Fellowships

To provide an opportunity for the most promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent cardiovascular research careers in an established institution in the UK.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
4 years

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
Maximum duration
3 years

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