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

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 - 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 - 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

Little Princess Trust Project Grants - offers funds and grants to researchers to help beat childhood cancer.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

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