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 - 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

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

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

British Skin Foundation - Research Awards

Funds UK or Republic of Ireland based research, which will benefit patients with skin disease and will benefit dermatological research in the future.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
2 years
Submission deadline

British Skin Foundation - Small Grants Award

Funds UK or Republic of Ireland based research, which will benefit patients with skin disease and will benefit dermatological research in the future.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year