Applications for the 2018 Research Awards are now closed

The deadline for entries was Friday 24th August 2018 at 23:59. Please note that applications submitted after this time were not accepted.

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

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

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 also 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 Project) 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 able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications

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British Skin Foundation Research Award

A BSF Research Award is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease

No more than one application can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a PI who currently holds a Large Grant as a PI

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The maximum amount of funds available is £81,000 (£40,500 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Research Award is 2 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The BSF Research Award must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Research Award funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted, both mid-term and upon completion. Closing invoices will only be paid upon receipt of final reports

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

Application Forms for the 2019 round of awards will be available from April 2019

2018 British Skin Foundation Research Award Application Guidelines.

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British Skin Foundation Studentship Award

A BSF Studentship is available to any U.K or R.O.I based research institution seeking to fund dermatological research at a PhD Student level

No more than one application can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a PI who currently holds a Large Grant as a PI

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The BSF Studentship is a fixed amount of £85,000 (£28,333 per year for 3 years) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Studentship is 3 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The BSF Studentship must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Studentship funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted both mid-term and upon completion. Closing invoices will only be paid upon receipt of final reports

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

Application Forms for the 2019 round of awards will be available from April 2019

2018 British Skin Foundation Studentship Award Application Guidelines.

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British Skin Foundation Fellowship Award

A BSF Fellowship application form is to be completed by the nominating Principal Investigator or head of department.

The BSF Fellowship is to support a clinician at a U.K or R.O.I based institution.

No more than one application can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a PI who currently holds a Large Grant as a PI.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology.

The BSF Fellowship is a fixed amount of £62,000.

No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason.

The maximum duration of the BSF Fellowship is 1 year (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave).

The BSF Fellowship must be activated within 12 months of the award letter.

The BSF Fellowship funding is claimed by an authorised finance department submitting invoices at quarterly intervals.

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted both mid-term and upon completion. Closing invoices will only be paid upon receipt of final report.

The award is to be named the BSF Fellowship in any relevant papers or presentations with copies forwarded to the BSF office.

Application Forms for the 2019 round of awards will be available from April 2019.

2108 British Skin Foundation Fellowship Award Guidelines.

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British Skin Foundation Young Investigator Award

A BSF Young Investigator Award is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease.

No more than one application can be submitted by a Principal Investigator per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a PI who currently holds a Large Grant as a PI.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology.

The maximum amount of funds available is £90,000 (£45,000 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason.

The maximum duration of the BSF Young Investigator Award is 2 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave).

The Principal Investigator must be a Scientist or Clinical Academic no more than 10 years into their post-doctoral research career.

The aim of the award is to support high quality research likely to lead to long term, large scale funding from a major medical research sponsor such as funding council or medical charity.

The Principal Investigator must demonstrate that he/she is the driving force behind the project and has a significant publication track record in the area.

The Principal Investigator must provide evidence of how the project may be able to drive a long term programme of research in the specific area.

The Project award will not cover the salary of the Principal Investigator.

The BSF Young Investigator Award must be activated within 12 months of the award letter.

The BSF Young Investigator Award funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals.

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted both mid-term and upon completion. Closing invoices will only be paid upon receipt of final report.

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office.

Application Forms for the 2019 round of awards will be available from April 2019

2018 British Skin Foundation Young Investigator Award Application Guidelines.