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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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 Training Fellowship Programme

Provides specialist training in cystic fibrosis medicine, and aims to train the future leaders of specialist adult CF care. Also give Fellows the opportunity to embark on clinically-based research, service evaluation or quality improvement projects, which will dovetail into their clinical training programmes.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
Up to 1 year

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Strategic Research Centres

Fund Strategic Research Centres intended to create multidisciplinary teams to address questions of strategic relevance to people with cystic fibrosis.
Award programme/theme
Programme grant
Funding amount range
Over £500,000
Maximum duration
3-5 years

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Summer Studentships

Funds hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation for promising medical and basic science undergraduates.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
8 weeks

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - Venture and Innovation Award (VIA)

Designed to bring funding from external agencies into the field of cystic fibrosis research, the Venture and Innovation Awards (VIAs) support transformational and innovative research projects.
Award programme/theme
Innovation award

DEBRA -  All-Priorities

Provides grants for research, which meets any of the following criteria: improve our understanding of the biology and genetics of all forms of epidermolysis bullosa (EB); work towards the development of therapies (including possible gene therapies, cell therapies, drug therapies or protein therapies); understand the nature of wound healing and the development of skin cancer in EB, and seek to develop better treatments and prevention strategies; support clinical care research to improve the manag...
Award programme/theme
Project grant
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation - The Professor David Matthews Non-Clinical Fellowship 2020

DRWF Research Fellowships are given for research related to causes, cures or complications of diabetes
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Funding amount range
£100,001 to £250,000
Maximum duration
3 years

Diabetes UK - Early-Career Small Grants

Small grants for basic scientists and AHP's. 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
Early career investigator award
Funding amount range
Under £50,000
Maximum duration
1 year
Submission deadline

Diabetes UK - Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship

Allows outstanding medically or clinically qualified professionals, including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent (eg MD (Res)), to establish themselves as independent researchers with a view to a long term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes.
Award programme/theme
Fellowship
Maximum duration
5 years

Diabetes UK - PhD studentships

Enables outstanding science graduates to study for a PhD in the field of diabetes research.
Award programme/theme
Studentship / PhD support
Funding amount range
£50,001 to £100,000
Maximum duration
3 years