The Psoriasis Association promotes research into the causes, treatments and care of people with psoriasis.
Since we were founded in 1968, over £5 million has been awarded in research grants and to support PhD Studentships thanks to the fundraising efforts of individual members, branches, legacies and private donations.
The 2017 call for PhD Studentship
grant applications is now open. The
deadline for applications is 10th December 2017.
about the PhD Studentship grants can be found below.
application is assessed by the Medical and Research Committee of the Psoriasis
Association, in addition to external peer reviewers. The Medical and Research Committee will make
their recommendations for funding to the Trustees who will award the grants at
a meeting in March 2018, after which applicants will be notified of their
There is a Conflicts of Interest policy in place to manage the
Medical and Research Committee.
Applicants do not have the right to request inclusion or exclusion of
particular members of the committee from the deliberations of their
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.