Fellowship award offered by children’s disability partnership

An exciting new funding partnership will see dedicated investment of £270,000 ring-fenced specifically to help children with disabilities across the UK.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children have joined forces to offer talented post- doctorial researchers the opportunity to compete for a pioneering three- year fellowship award.Staff from Newlife charity with children's disability partnership signs

The partnership, launched earlier this week at RCPCH’s annual conference in Birmingham, will enable the chosen recipient to have a real impact on the lives and health of children with disabilities across the UK.

Newlife, which has been investing in medical research for more than 10 years, will contribute £135,000 with RCPCH providing match funding. The successful researcher will receive a fellowship grant to the value of £250,000 to advance paediatric research in the field of childhood disability, while supporting them to progress their own career.

Sheila Brown OBE, CEO of Newlife, said: “We are delighted to work with such a prestigious organisation on this ground-breaking project and hope other charities follow our lead.”

Jo Revill, CEO of RCPCH, said: “Investing in paediatric research is vital if we’re to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of children.”