Helping brilliant minds discover healthcare solutions


Rosetrees is a private UK charity

Supporting cutting edge medical research for more than 30 years.

The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of society.

400 projects are supported, from seedcorn 'out of the box' research ideas to large awards, many with co-funders.

The focus is on testing new ideas across the spectrum of medical research to bring the earliest patient benefit.


Our Philosophy

We use a venture philanthropy approach to promote new ideas. We fund initial seedcorn grants to generate preliminary data that can result in further funding. We also fund larger projects and interdisciplinary grants.

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Our Research

Our over-arching goal is to fund research in all areas of medicine that will benefit human health and well-being within 5-10 years.


Rosetrees Team

Rosetrees is run by a small, highly skilled and dedicated team.


Scientific Advisory Panel

We are advised by a panel of world-leading, internationally renowned scientists.


Grant Schemes

We have a number of different grant schemes available, from small seedcorn awards to major project grants.

Keep up to date with  Rosetrees latest news


Really enjoyed opening the Telemedicine/IT session @woncaeurope2022 with my talk ⬇️💙 Thank you for the great questions👍🏻 Looking forward to the other talks and to learn about healthcare innovations from across the globe 🌏. @UCL_PCPH @F_A_Stevenson @LivingWithapp @RosetreesT

Rosetrees welcomes seedcorn applications (from July 1 - August 31) for pre-clinical and clinical research studies that feature 'out-of-the-box', potentially transformative ideas. For more information and details of how to apply, visit:

To celebrate Clean Air Day, Birmingham University (Rosetrees Innovation Award winner) has released a video simulation of non-exhaust car emissions (e.g. tyres,brakes) that will be part of a virtual reality experience in Birmingham City Centre.

A study has shown that statins, commonly used to treat high cholesterol and blood pressure, could be effective in treating bowel cancer. The research, co-funded by Rosetrees and Bowel Research UK, was carried out at Queen Mary University of London.

The Royal Academy of Engineering seeks applications (by 20/9/22) from early career researchers for Research Fellowships and Engineering for Development Research Fellowships (that contribute to sustainable development of low/lower-middle income countries).

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