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 research on how the body’s immune system can be used to battle cancer

Research from Rosetrees' funded researcher Dr Stuart Rushworth (University of ...
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New non-invasive approach to treating cancer

Rosetrees funded scientists have developed a novel cancer therapy that ...
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Innovation Award Winner 2021: Dr Jason Stafford (University of Birmingham)

Digitally transforming air quality statistics to protect the health of ...
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NEW RESEARCH: Children protected from Covid-19 due to rapid immune response

Rosetrees funded research, published today in Nature, has demonstrated fundamental ...
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University of Birmingham announces launch of five new diabetes studies

Rosetrees Trust have funded one of  five new projects, launched ...
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Call for Research Grants in Cancer Surgery

Rosetrees Trust together with partners, The British Association of Surgical ...
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Rosetrees co-funds Leukaemia UK John Goldman Fellow

We are delighted to announce that this year Rosetrees Trust ...
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