The 2024 BSF/SHA Research Award is now open 

All 2024 BSF/SHA Research Award applications must be submitted by Thursday September 5th 2024 (13:00 BST) in order to be considered further for support. Completed, eligible applications will be forwarded to the GAC in October. Applicants can expect to be notified with the outcome of their applications by the end of February 2025.

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


A BSF/SHA Research 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.
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to psychodermatology.
  • The maximum amount of funds available is £100,000 (£50,000 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason.
  • The maximum duration of the BSF/SHA Research Award is two years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave).
  • The BSF/SHA Research 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/SHA Research Award 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 if a mid-term report has been received.
  • Final report to be submitted within four weeks after completion of the project.
  • The British Skin Foundation and Skin Health Alliance’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 Research 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/SHA Research Award application form.

Guidelines and Supporting Documents: