The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation

Leeds Children's Hospital

Below is a range of research funding opportunities for the different areas of Leeds Children's Hospital.

Ataxia-Telangiectasia Society

The AT Society has a call for projects of between 1 - 3 years, leading to major advances towards being able to treat neurodegeneration in AT.

Submission deadline; 4th September 2020.

Further details can be found here.

Ataxia UK

Ataxia UK hold two rounds of preliminary applications for funding each year in June and October.

  • Research projects
  • PhD studentships
  • Research fellowships
  • Travel awards for researchers or students presenting at conferences
  • Small grants for research projects (less than £5000)

Submission deadlines can be found here.


Autistica offers funding calls for a range of priority areas and Future Leader awards. See their website here.

British Scoliosis Research Foundation

The BSRF launch a range of research funding opportunities on a bi-annual basis. They are Small exploratory grant, New investigation grant and Major research grant, available to appropriately qualified professionals such as scientists, clinicians, and allied health professionals (nurses, psychologists or physiotherapists).

Submission deadlines; 31st January and 1st August.

Further details here.

British Skin Foundation

The British Skin Foundation invites applications for the BSF Research Award, BSF Studentship Award, BSF Fellowship Award, BSF Young Investigator Award from October 2020 here.

Submission deadline; March 2021.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust

CSPCT supports annual research awards for members of the Trust. To become a member, go here.

Children with Cancer UK

Children with Cancer UK provide funding of up to £10,000 to attend conferences, meetings and workshops. This funding stream is open throughout the year on a rolling basis here.

The charity also has funding opportunities anticipated to open at a later date:
Research Project Grants, Post Doctoral Research Fellowships and Clinical Studentships. 

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association

CICRA has funding opportunities open for small grants up to £400 to enable UK based trainees/nurses/medical students to participate in appropriate scientific/educational congresses.

Submission deadline; A rolling application process and funds will be allocated in on a quarterly basis per year.

John Earnshaw bursary awards provide up to £1,000 to enable CICRA funded Research Fellows, and others in training of Paediatric IBD, to attend UK and international scientific/educational congresses and training courses.

Submission deadline; No fixed deadline, bursaries are made at the discretion of CICRA trustees upon submission.

 For details of both, see here.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Venture and Innovation awards are leverage funding, whereby funds are awarded following the success of an application to an external funding body.

VIA funding is agreed in principle prior to submission of an external funding body application. Please contact us well in advance of your submission in order for us to consider your application. Contact; CFT website here.


There are two grant calls per year which are advertised on the DEBRA International website with submission of applications to be made in the spring and autumn.

Look out for the Autumn call here

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK have a range of fellowships, early career small grants, and co-funding opportunities with other charities and funding bodies. For details of each call, see here.

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

The Professor David Matthews Non-Clinical Fellowship 2020 covers up to 3 years funding of £65,000 per year including salary, consumables and some support costs.

Submission deadline; Due to the impact of COVID-19 this funding round has been deferred until October 2020.

Duchenne UK

Applications considered on a case by case basis. To discuss or make a proposal to be considered funding, please contact David Bull, Director of Research:

Friends of Rosie Children's Cancer Research Fund 

This charity focuses on kick-starting new ideas to change the outlook for children with cancer. To download an application pack please go here.


JDRF offer a wide range of funding opportunities in the field of type 1 diabetes which can be found here.

Neuroblastoma UK

Applications for small research grants up to £5,000 are considered four times per year, to apply please go here.

Solving Kids' Cancer

Applications for Exceptional Funding Requests can be made throughout the year. For details, please see here.

Look out for the Competitive Funding call, to be launched; September 2020.

Tuberous Sclerosis Association

This charity offers funding for PhD studentships, Fellowships and Project grants with two rounds per year, see here.

William Harvey Research Foundation

WHRF will fund Innovation Award Research Projects, PhD Studentships and research fellowships as well as cutting edge-equipment to facilitate a research project, see here.


LTHT Research funding application support

For support with preparing and submitting a research funding application, please do not hesitate to contact Bex Savage via email;