A British Skin Foundation (BSF) Small Grant is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease.

The closing date for all 2019 entries was Sunday 28 April 2019; 23:59 GMT. Any applications submitted after this time were not considered.

  • 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.
  • Not more than 50% of the small grant to be used on buying equipment.
  • If part of another project, the small grant is to make-up at least 30% of the total funding.
  • Assessment of the grants will take into account requests which are of a more immediate clinical relevance.
  • 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’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office.

Please note: the British Skin Foundation will no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications.