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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Diabetes UK - RD Lawrence Fellowship

The RD Lawrence Fellowship is a career development fellowship that enables postdoctoral researchers to establish their independence in diabetes research.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
5 years
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship

Enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes and develop a career in research.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Springboard for Biomedical Scientists

Supports early-career researchers to undertake small research projects related to diabetes, with the aim of enabling successful recipients to go on to secure further, more significant, funding.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years

Diabetes UK - Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers

Provides support to early-career research-active clinical scientists who are at key career transition points, to gather data to strengthen their bids for longer-term fellowships and funding.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years
Submission deadline

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Social Sciences Research

Provides funding to enable research teams to undertake social sciences research - anything from a standard research project through to a large scale survey or methodological development.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Epilepsy Research UK / Autistica - Fellowship Award

Funds research with the aim of addressing the causes, prevention and clinical management of epilepsy in autistic people.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£250,001 to £500,000
Maximum duration
4 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - fellowship

To support research fellowship projects into the causes, treatment, prevention and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
4 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Pilot Grant

Grants to support pilot or start-up studies. Must be a novel piece of research and not part of an already funded project.
Award programme/theme
Starter grant / pilot grant
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
2 years
Submission deadline

Epilepsy Research UK - Project Grant

To support research projects into the causes, treatment, prevention and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy.
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years
Submission deadline

European Research Council (ERC) - Advanced Grants

Allows exceptional established research leaders to pursue groundbreaking, high risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years
Submission deadline