The 2024 British Skin Foundation Research Awards are now open.

All 2024 BSF Young Investigator applications must be submitted by Thursday 11th July 2024 (13:00 BST) in order to be considered further for support. Completed, eligible applications will be forwarded to the GAC in July. Applicants can expect to be notified with the outcome of their applications by the end of December 2024.

For all general enquiries regarding the BSF grants please contact [email protected] and for finance contact [email protected]

A BSF Young Investigator Award is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease.

  • 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 BSF Large Grant as a PI
  •  Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology
  • The maximum amount of funds available is £102,000 (£51,000 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason
  • The maximum duration of the BSF Young Investigator Award is two years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)
  • The Principal Investigator must be a Scientist or Clinical Academic no more than 10 years into their post-doctoral research career
  • The aim of the award is to support high quality research likely to lead to long term, large scale funding from a major medical research sponsor such as funding council or medical charity
  • The Principal Investigator must demonstrate that they are the driving force behind the project and has a significant publication track record in the area
  • The Principal Investigator must provide evidence of how the project may be able to drive a long term programme of research in the specific area
  • The Project award is able to cover salary, including that of the Young Investigator
  • The BSF Young Investigator Award must be activated within 12 months of the award letter
  • Successful applicants will provide the BSF office with a researcher ‘ORCID ID’ upon activation of the grant
  • The BSF Young Investigator Award funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals
  • A scientific and a lay report are to submitted both mid-term and upon completion
  • Closing invoices will only be paid if a mid-term report has been received
  • Final report to be submitted within four weeks after the completion of the project.
  • 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 Young Investigator Award applications:

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

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

Application Form:

Please click here to begin a new 2024 BSF Young Investigator Award application form.

Guidelines and Supporting Documents: