Applications for the 2020 British Skin Foundation Research Awards are now open.

The deadline for all Fellowship Award entries will be Friday 5th March 2021 (23.59pm GMT).  Please note that applications made after this time will not be accepted.

Completed, eligible applications are forwarded to the GAC and referees in March, and awards will be made in early July at the 2021 British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference. 

For all general enquiries regarding BSF grants, please contact [email protected]


A BSF Fellowship is to support a clinician at a U.K or R.O.I based institution.

  • A BSF Fellowship application form is to be completed by the nominating Principal Investigator or head of department
  • No more than one application can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round.
  • Applications will not be accepted from a PI who currently holds a Large Grant as a PI
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology
  • The BSF Fellowship is a fixed amount of £62,000
  • No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason
  • The maximum duration of the BSF Fellowship is 1 year (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)
  • The BSF Fellowship must be activated within 12 months of the award letter
  • Successful applicants will provide the BSF office with a researcher ‘ORCHID ID’ upon activation of the grant
  • The BSF Fellowship funding is claimed by an authorised finance department submitting invoices at quarterly intervals
  •  A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted, both mid-term and upon completion
  • Closing invoices will only be paid upon receipt of final reports
  • The award is to be named the BSF Fellowship in any relevant papers or presentations with copies forwarded to the BSF office

As part of the award process the BSF's Grants Advisory Committee use the following criteria when reviewing Fellowship Award applications:

  • Value to patients with skin disease
  • Scientific quality
  • Value for money
  • Training Environment

The decision of the BSF Grants Advisory Committee for all applications is final.

Please note: The British Skin Foundation is no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications


To resume a BSF Fellowship Award application already in progress, click here.

Please click here to begin a new BSF Fellowship Award application.

BSF Fellowship Award Guidelines

- CV Template

- Signature Page