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


Don't miss the webinar featuring the excellent Professor John Young of the National Horizons Centre. Hosted by UCL's Institute of Healthcare Engineering, his presentation will be on the challenges of urinary symptom management. Register at:


Major diary date! The Rosetrees Trust is hosting a zoom webinar (October 12, 4-5pm) in which four of the UK’s top scientists will provide a fascinating insight into how COVID-19 has had an extraordinary impact on their research. Book now at:

Cells from tumour centres are more likely to be metastatic than those in other parts of a tumour, according to a study of kindey tumours by Rosetrees-funded scientists at UCL and the Francis Crick Institute. This has implications for future targetted treatments @kevlitchfield

How bad is processed food for you? Find out at 9pm, May 27, in a BBC1 documentary where Rosetrees-funded researcher, Prof Rachel Batterham, oversaw a month-long experiment in which presenter Dr Chris van Tulleken had 80% of his calories from ultra-processed food. @ProfBatterhamMD

Huge congrats to our Rosetrees funded researchers, Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg (University of Oxford) and Prof Ravindra Gupta (University of Cambridge). They are among 50 outstanding scientists elected this year to the Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship.

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