The Psoriasis Association promotes research into the causes, treatments and care of people with psoriasis.
Since we were founded in 1968, several million pounds have been awarded in research grants and to support PhD Studentships thanks to the fundraising efforts of individual members, branches, legacies and private donations.
Please use the menu on the left to find out more about the research we are currently funding, as well as the programmes we have funded in the past. You can also learn more about the research we are working on collaboratively with others and, if you have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis yourself, you may also wish to take a look the studies you can get get involved in too!
Please note that the 2017 call for PhD Studentship
grant applications and the Cecil King Memorial Award is now closed.
Research Grant Programme
One of our three main objectives has always been 'to promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis and to publish and disseminate the results of that research'.
The projects that have been funded range from genetic research, through to psychological interventions to help people cope with the impact of psoriasis on everyday life.
Each grant application is assessed by the Medical and Research Committee of the Psoriasis Association, in addition to external reviewers. There is a Conflicts of Interest policy in place to manage the Committee. It has long been the belief that the Psoriasis Association has a key role to play in supporting projects in the developmental stages, that then go on to attract further funding from other sources as a result of this early ‘pump priming’.
Focus is now turning to the next generation of researchers into psoriasis, the PhD Students. In the most recent Psoriasis Association membership survey, members confirmed that they feel funding research to be a crucial part of our work, and we continue to raise funds for this purpose and remain committed to supporting innovative and informative research projects that will improve the lives of people living with psoriasis. Click here to read our Research Strategy 2017-2022.
In order to continue funding vital support into psoriasis we need to work in partnership with the research community as well as continuing the appeal for donations.
The Psoriasis Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), and therefore abides by their conditions of membership. All AMRC members support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.