A BSF studentship is available to any U.K or R.O.I based research institution seeking to fund dermatological research at PhD Student level. The deadline for all Studentship Award entries will be 23:59 (GMT) on Monday the 26th August 2019. Entries submitted after this time will not be considered.

  • 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

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


Click here to begin your Studentship Award application.