Research

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 2016 grants application process opened on Thursday 1st September, and will close on Friday 9th December 2016. Click here for more information, including how to apply.

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. 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.

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.

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