Apply for a Research Grant

The Psoriasis Association will consider applications that have clear relevance to its aim 'to promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis and to publish and disseminate the results of that research'.

PhD Studentships

The Psoriasis Association launched its first studentship grant in 2007 to support the training of graduate students leading to the presentation of a PhD. Since then, the Psoriasis Association has awarded numerous PhD Studentships and is pleased to continue this commitment to the next generation of psoriasis researchers.

For successful PhD Studentship applicants, a £1,000 travel bursary may be requested towards costs associated with travel and registration for conferences. These must be fully justified and the PhD Student encouraged to present their work at the conference attended. In addition, an outreach grant of up to £500 is also available per successful PhD Student to allow the student to organise, carry out, or take part in science outreach events about psoriasis and psoriasis research. Please contact the Psoriasis Association for the travel bursary and/or outreach grant application forms or for further information about these grants.

Cecil King Memorial Award

Alongside PhD Studentships, a small grant of up to £10,000 is available through the Psoriasis Association from the Cecil King Memorial Foundation. This grant (the Cecil King Memorial Award) is available for projects where the principal researcher is under 35 years of age, or within the first five consecutive years, at the time of application, of either their first permanent independent academic research post or a named limited-tenured/fixed-term academic research post, obtained in open competition (note that tenure must cover the duration of the award) based in the UK or Ireland.

Psoriasis Association - Pharmacy Research UK Research Award

The Psoriasis Association is pleased to also offer a small grant with Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) to fund research into how pharmacists or pharmacy services can best support people with psoriasis. The award offers up to £20,000 for UK-based researchers undertaking a short project of up to 12 months. The grant is managed by PRUK as part of their grant call, which runs from January to April.  The call for applications for the Psoriasis Association – PRUK Research Award is now open and will close at 1pm on 21st April 2021. For more information and to apply, please go to the PRUK website.

How to apply for a PhD Studentship or the Cecil King Memorial Award

The 2020 grant call for PhD Studentships and the small grant has now closed and the 2021 call will not open until September.

For information on our application process, please see the PhD Studentship and small grant application forms and lay application guidance from the 2020 grant round below:

PhD Studentships -

Introduction to PhD Studentships 2020
PhD Studentship Grant Conditions 2020
PhD Studentship Application Form 2020

Small Grant –

Introduction to Small Grant 2020
Small Grant Conditions 2020
Small Grant Application Form 2020

Guidance for writing the lay application -

Lay Application Guidance 2020

All grants will be assessed by the Medical and Research Committee of the Psoriasis Association, alongside external reviewers. There is a Conflicts of Interest policy in place to manage the Committee. 

Please get in touch with the Psoriasis Association for any further information.

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