Entries for the 2020 British Skin Foundation Small Grant Awards are now closed. Applications submitted after 23:59 GMT on Friday the 29th of May were not considered.

Entrants will be contacted by email regarding the outcome of their application prior to the end of November.


 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.

  • 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.

As part of the award process the BSF 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.

The British Skin Foundation is no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications


BSF Small Grant Application Guidelines