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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Coeliac UK - Industrial Research 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
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Coeliac UK (with Crohn's & Colitis UK) - Regular Grants Programme

Aims to fund a UK-wide study to describe the occurrence of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), stratified by age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and geographical location.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Comic Relief - UK Main Grants

Comic Relief primarily makes grants to create long term change, to help achieve a world where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Funding is allocated under four programme areas - investing in children and young people, empowering women and girls, improving health and wellbeing and building stronger communities.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000

Crohn’s & Colitis UK - Fellowship Grant

Funding is offered to encourage exceptional clinicians (healthcare professionals working in clinical practice) with a research interest in IBD (irritable bowel disease) to develop into future IBD specialist experts.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Crohn’s & Colitis UK - Open Call Research Awards

To fund scientific research into Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), research into the social and psychological impacts of IBD, and research into improving health services for people with the condition.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - PhD Studentships

To encourage young scientists to gain their PhD whilst researching Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Maximum duration
3 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Post-doctoral Fellowships

For non-clinician scientists with a PhD wishing to undertake scientific research relevant to or involving children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
2 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Project Grants

To support a single project or part of a larger ongoing project aimed at understanding, treating and seeking a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
2 years

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association - Research Fellowships

A clinical or scientific training post for paediatricians in training who are seeking to specialise in paediatric gastroenterology with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
3 years

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Clinical Research Fellowships

Fund specialist training in cystic fibrosis medicine, and to train the specialist CF centre directors of the future in all aspects of management of a specialist Cystic Fibrosis centre.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year