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.

Currently, around 300 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


Excited to announce Tim Eisen will speak at our interdisciplinary workshop Tackling #DrugResistance in Cancer next January on developing therapies & clinical translation to address #TumourResistance.

Register now:

@Cambridge_Uni | @AstraZeneca

A new study led by Rosetrees-funded scientists at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology has identified the molecular defects underlying a rare and complex developmental brain condition in children (Autosomal Recessive ACBD6-related disorder).

Celebrating #thisisengineering @QMULSEMS industry event with #bioengineers healing wounds in fetal skin, joints and membranes.

Save lives together with @QMULSciEng @QMULBartsTheLon

Funded by @RosetreesT @GOSHCharity @EPSRC @PrenatalTherapy @PpromAwarenessU

Applications are invited for Rosetrees intermediate/major project grants (up to 100k/210k over 3 years respectively) to support innovative biomedical research projects, with established proof of concept, that have the potential for clinical translation.

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New study reveals molecular causes of rare neurological condition in children

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Rosetrees intermediate and major project grant round now open!

Rosetrees is delighted to invite applications for project grants across ...
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Stem cell-derived model of the post-implantation human embryo

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and in the U.S. ...
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Donor motor neurons could restore muscle function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Scientists led by UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology have ...
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Genetic Clues Reveal Lung Cancer’s Next Move

   Knowing whether a tumour might grow or spread to ...
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The Riddle of Cachexia

Scientists examining the causes of cachexia - the sudden loss ...
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New study reveals how skin cancer resists treatment

Scientists have discovered how some skin cancers stop responding to ...
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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has successfully used ...
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