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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CIRCA - John Earnshaw Bursary Awards

Specifically to enable CICRA funded Research Fellows, and others in training in the area of Paediatric IBD, to support their attendance at UK and international scientific/educational congresses, and if appropriate IBD related training courses.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

CIRCA - Small Grants

CICRA welcomes applications for small grants of up to £400 to enable UK based trainees/nurses/medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to participate in appropriate scientific/educational congresses etc.
Award programme/theme
Research support grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000

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

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

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
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

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

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