Apply For A Research Grant
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'.
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 the commitment to the next
generation of psoriasis researchers and offer a new round of PhD studentship
grants in 2018. For successful PhD Studentship applicants, a £1,000 travel grant is also available. This is to allow the PhD student to attend national and international conferences, where the student is encouraged to present their work. In addition, a £500 outreach grant is available per successful PhD Studentship to allow the student to organise, carry out, or take part in science outreach events about psoriasis and psoriasis research.
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 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.
Following the completion of the Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), the Psoriasis Association will be pleased to also offer awards of up to £70,000 for research grant applications which address a PSP top 10 research question.
Please note that the 2018 call for PhD Studentship and Cecil King Memorial grant applications has now CLOSED. The application process will reopen in September 2019.
For reference, the application forms and guidance for writing the lay application for the 2018 grant round can be found below:
PhD Studentships -
to PhD Studentships 2018
Grant Conditions 2018
Application Form 2018
Small Grant –
to Small Grants 2018
Grant Conditions 2018
Grant Application Form 2018
Guidance for writing the lay application -
Lay Application Guidance 2018
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.