Research activities

We promote high quality research, support the development of paediatric researchers and contribute directly to the evidence base. Let's share our expertise, collaborate with others and promote the evidence to drive forward improvements in child health.
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All trainee paediatricians must attain research competencies. But, those who undertake academic training have unique opportunities to develop skills and undertake original research - while gaining full accreditation as a paediatrician.
We want more opportunities for trainees to carry out child health research. This network facilitates collaborative working across the UK through peer support and guidance.
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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.

News on research activities


Research awards - now open for applications

Each year the College hosts research awards recognising contributions towards paediatric research. This year we are taking applications for the Simon Newell Award, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, and the RCPCH-NIHR PIER Prize.

Contributing for improved outcomes across Wales

Dr Nick Wilkinson, RCPCH Officer for Wales talks about his experience of contributing to a Senedd review of Pupil Absence. He shares the potential of other current and upcoming work in Wales designed to create improved outcomes. In doing so, he signposts key information to help inform practice and s...

BPSU Sir Peter Tizard Bursary 2023-24 - applications open

Applications for the BPSU Sir Peter Tizard Bursary 2023-24 open today, Monday 17 July. Each year we invite trainee paediatricians and newly qualified consultants planning a surveillance study through the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) to apply for this bursary. The successful applicant ...
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Our vision is a healthier future for children and young people in the UK and across the world. To achieve this, we deliver research projects, support research fellowships and have a rare disease development fund. Can you support us?