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  • We will support research at leading research institutions in the UK and offer a range of funding opportunities.
  • We’re keen to fund scientists who are prepared to think outside the box and try new ideas which will lead to early detection, prevention and cure of illnesses.
  • Our funding has enabled Rosetrees Trust-funded researchers to secure around half a billion pounds in further major grants as a result of our support.

Seedcorn grants

To enable researchers to advance novel ideas related to prevention, diagnosis and/ or treatment of human diseases.

Interdisciplinary awards

Funded once a year and aimed to foster innovative research that is at the interface between medicine and other disciplines such as engineering, physics and chemistry.

PhD Plus

Funded once a year and designed to extend best PhD projects for up to 1 year with the aim of delivering a high-impact paper or applying for further funding. Applying PhD students must be based in a Rosetrees-funded laboratory.

Project grants

Small (up to £30k pa) and Large Grants (up to £70k) for more progressed research. Small project grants are aimed at topping-up existing funds to cover salaries and consumables. Large project grants are aimed at established researchers with a proven track record. Small and large project grants are highly competitive.


Please check our FAQ's before applying for any of the categories in our Funding Application section.

Enterprise Fellowships

Funded once a year, Enterprise Fellowships are designed to enable recently qualified postdoctoral researchers primarily in the fields of engineering, computer science, maths and physics to transition into translational biomedical research.