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.

Our 2020 grant call received 8 PhD studentship applications of which 3 were awarded, giving a success rate of 37.5%.

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.

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

The 2021 grant call for PhD Studentships and the Cecil King Memorial Award opened on Friday 3rd September 2021, and will close on Friday 3rd December 2021.

To apply for a PhD Studentship grant or the Cecil King Memorial Award, please read the relevant documents below, then download and complete the relevant application form:

PhD Studentships:

Introduction to PhD Studentships 2021
PhD Studentship Grant Conditions 2021
PhD Studentship Application Form 2021

Cecil King Memorial Award:

Introduction to Cecil King Memorial Award 2021
Cecil King Memorial Award Conditions 2021
Cecil King Memorial Award Application Form 2021

Guidance for writing the lay application:

Lay Application Guidance 2021

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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