Translating Innovative Science Into Clinical Solutions

Rosetrees is a private UK charity

Supporting cutting edge medical research since 1990.

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.

How we make a difference

Since 1990 our continuous investment into scientists have led to over £1.15 billion in follow on funding at over 85 institutions.

In the last 5 years alone, our researchers as a result of a Rosetrees grant have leveraged a further £230 million from other funding bodies.

With the support of an initial Rosetrees grant we have facilitated the delivery of 47 drugs, gene therapies, diagnostic tools, therapeutic interventions and a vaccine.

Our Research

Our goal is to fund research that will benefit healthcare in 5-10 years.

Rosetrees Team

Rosetrees is run by a small, highly skilled and dedicated team.

Our Philosophy

We use a venture philanthropy approach to support new ideas 

Scientific Advisory


We are advised by a panel of internationally renowned scientists.

Grant Schemes


We have a variety of grant schemes available to support a variety projects.

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Latest News on X

Huge congratulations to @RosetreesT-funded scientists on their election as Fellows of the Royal Society! Well-done Professor Patrick Chinnery @ChinneryPatrick, Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald @Rfitzgerald_lab, and Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg @heidijoberg #RSFellows

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