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 - Several Funding Streams

Provide funding within several funding streams for a wide range of activities, from basic research to late phase clinical trials.
Award programme/theme
Project grant

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

Child Liver Disease Foundation - PhD Programme Support Grant

Applications from PhD students to cover project consumables costs in a research project in liver disease in children and young people.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant

Child Liver Disease Foundation - £10,000 grant round

Supports preliminary research that will contribute to a subsequent larger research grant proposal. Projects may be stand-alone or linked to one or more existing studies.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
12 - 24 months

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

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group - Project Grant

CCLG offers funds and grants to researchers to help beat childhood cancer.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline