Applications for the 2021 British Skin Foundation Small Grant Awards are now available.

The deadline for all entries will be Sunday the 25th of April 2021, at 23:59 (GMT).  Please note that applications made after this time will not be accepted.

For all general enquiries regarding BSF grants, please contact [email protected]



A British Skin Foundation/British Association of Dermatologists (BSF/BAD) Dermatology Trainee Research Small Grant is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease.

  • A BSF/BAD Dermatology Trainee Research Small Grant is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease
  • Only one project to be submitted per person per grant round
  • The project should be a small or pilot project
  • The maximum amount of funds available for each award is £10,000
  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology
  • No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason
  • The maximum duration of the award is 1 year (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)
  • Successful awards must be activated within 12 months
  • Successful applicants will provide the BSF office with a researcher ‘ORCHID ID’ upon activation of the grant
  • Awards are claimed by authorised finance departments submitting a single invoice for the full amount
  • A scientific and a simple lay report to be submitted upon completion
  • The British Skin Foundation & British Association of Dermatologist’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations, and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

This award has been supported by a donation from the British Association of Dermatologists.

The decision of the BSF Small Grants Advisory Committee for all applications is final.

Please note: The British Skin Foundation are no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications


To resume an application which is already in progress, click here.

To start a new BSF/BAD Dermatology Trainee Research Small Grant Award application, please click here. 

BSF/BAD Dermatology Trainee Research Small Grant Award Guidelines

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