Applications for the 2020 British Skin Foundation Research Awards are now open.

The deadline for all Research Award entries will be Friday 5th March 2021 (23.59pm GMT).  Please note that applications made after this time will not be accepted.

Completed, eligible applications are forwarded to the GAC and referees in March, and awards will be made in early July at the 2021 British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference. 

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


There are 4 BSF Research Award categories available:

Research Award
Young Investigator Award
Fellowship Award
Studentship Award

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

• Overall value to patients with skin disease
• Scientific quality
• Value for money
• How much support the Principal Investigator has had from the BSF in the past
• For Studentships and Fellowships only: training environment

Please note: Applicants must accept that the Grants Advisory Committee has a conflict of interest policy. Applicants do not have the right to request inclusion or exclusion of particular GAC panel members from the deliberations on their applications.

No more than one application (either a Research Award, a Studentship, a Fellowship or a Young Investigator Award) can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round.

Applications will not be accepted from Principal Investigators who currently hold an active BSF Large Grant as PI. Applications will be penalised if the PI has been awarded a BSF Large Grant in the previous 5 years as PI, or if the PI is a co-applicant on a currently active BSF Large Grant. The decision of the BSF 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

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