There are one million people in the UK who suffer from psoriasis. 40,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. 20% of all children have eczema. The number of people suffering from skin disease grows each day. The dermatological community acknowledges the significance of these figures and the urgent need to stem the growth of skin disease in the UK.

The British Skin Foundation plays a vital role in addressing this issue by funding the work aimed at finding better treatments for all conditions.

The Foundation will receive around 100 applications for research funding from across the UK each year. A stringent review of each application is conducted by experts in the field of skin disease research ensuring that only the highest quality work is supported by the charity's funds.

The British Skin Foundation invites applications for funding of the following projects between January and August of each year:

BSF Research Awards
BSF Research Award
BSF Studentship Award
BSF Fellowship Award
BSF Young Investigator Award

Each application is examined by the Foundation's Grants Advisory Committee which consists of 19 dermatologists and medical research specialists. Each application is also sent to two external referees for review, the proposed project being matched to the referee's field of expertise.

A decision on which projects will receive support is made at a final meeting of the committee in December. Applicants are advised by the end of December.

Find out more about BSF Research Awards

BSF Small Grant

The British Skin Foundation invites applications for small grant funding between January and April. Each application is examined by the Foundation's Grants Advisory Committee which consists of six dermatologists and medical representatives.

A decision on which projects will receive support is made at a final meeting of the committee in early July. Applicants are advised by the end of July.

Find out more about BSF Small Grants