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

The deadline for all Studentship 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 Studentship is available to any U.K or R.O.I based research institution seeking to fund dermatological research at a PhD Student level

  • 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 Studentship is a fixed amount of £85,000 (£28,333 per year for 3 years) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason
  • The maximum duration of the BSF Studentship is 3 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)
  • The BSF Studentship 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 Studentship funding is claimed by authorised finance departments 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 British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

As part of the award process the BSF's Grants Advisory Committee use the following criteria when reviewing Studentship 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 Studentship Award application already in progress, click here.

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

BSF Studentship Award Guidelines

- CV Template

- Signature Page