British Skin Foundation Grants Update

In light of current circumstances, the British Skin Foundation has been forced to make changes to the scheduling of its 2020 grant giving. This will allow the Foundation the time to assess the requirements of all those involved in the grant process including Grants Advisory Committee members, investigators and research institutions.

We appreciate that grant applicants will have plans in place for the coming year but ask everyone concerned to understand that this new time frame will ensure that the British Skin Foundation is able to maintain the high standards of its grant giving and continue its key role in the future of UK dermatology research.

The following changes to the advertised schedule are now in place.

The BSF will now be welcoming applications for its Fellowship Awards from Monday 26th October with a closing date of Friday 5th March 2021 (23.59pm GMT).

These awards will be made in early July at the 2021 British Association of Dermatologists annual conference.

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

Please note: the British Skin Foundation will no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications.