Applications for the 2020 British Skin Foundation/ British Association of Dermatologists (BSF/BAD) Dermatology Trainee Research Small Grant Awards are now open.

The deadline for all entries will be Sunday the 26th of April 2020, at 23:59. 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.


• 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.
• 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 and British Association of Dermatologists 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.



As part of the award process the BSF's Small Grants Advisory Committee use the following criteria when reviewing applications:

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

The decision of the BSF Small 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


Links and Downloads

BSF/BAD Application Form
BSF/BAD Application Guidelines