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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Cancer Research UK - The Experimental Medicine Award

Funds highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well designed clinical study.The types of studies that fit this scheme are typically investigator-led studies for highly ambitious translational research conducted in association with a clinical trial or well-designed clinical study with the objective of optimising treatment and maximising patient benefit.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

Child Liver Disease Foundation - PhD Programme

Supports PhD research centred on diagnosis, pathogenesis, treatment or care within paediatric and adolescent hepatology.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000

Child Liver Disease Foundation - Small Grants Programme

Supports a wide range of projects, including clinical, lab-based, social and nursing research which look into understanding and improving treatments in paediatric hepatology.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year

Children with Cancer UK - Research Grant

Supports research projects that address improved treatment for and survival from childhood and young person cancer and into improved quality of ongoing life.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Coeliac UK - Early Stage Feasibility (Research Project Grant)

Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are launching a second research call to industry and researchers to make improvements for people living with coeliac disease. Research must focus on either: improving diagnostics for coeliac disease, refractory coeliac disease and/or gluten related neurological conditions; developing tools for improving the long term management of coeliac disease; enhancing the quality of staple gluten free food.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Coeliac UK - Experimental Development Grant

Coeliac UK in collaboration with Innovate UK are launching a second research call to industry and researchers to make improvements for people living with coeliac disease. Research must focus on either: improving diagnostics for coeliac disease, refractory coeliac disease and/or gluten related neurological conditions; developing tools for improving the long term management of coeliac disease; enhancing the quality of staple gluten free food.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
18 months
Submission deadline