Research Grants

British Skin Foundation Research Grants 

There are 1 million people in the UK who suffer from psoriasis. 40,000 new cases of skin cancer are reported each year. 20% of all children have eczema. The number of people suffering from skin disease grows each day. The dermatological community acknowledges the significance of these figures and it is reflected by the large number of requests the British Skin Foundation receives for project funding. To stem the growth of skin disease in the UK we need to explore the causes, helping us produce effective treatments and cures.

Who benefits from BSF Research 

The British Skin Foundation funds research into all skin disease; from rare conditions such as ichthyosis to more common diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

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BSF/AMRC Research Policy Statement 

The British Skin Foundation supports the Association of Medical Research Charities policy on the use of animals in research where no alternative is availabe.

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Information for Researchers 

The British Skin Foundation offers a range of funding opportunities to research institutions across the UK

What grants are offered by the BSF and who is eligible?

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Why donate to us?

Sixty percent of British people currently suffer from or have suffered with a skin disease at some point during their lifetime. Some skin conditions are manageable, others are severe enough to kill. We are here to help change that.

We raise money to fund research for cures for skin disease and skin cancer, but research doesn't fund itself.

We are the UK's only charity dedicated to skin research, and all of our donations and fundraising events are crucial to enabling us to continue our work.

We have supported more than 300 research projects and awarded £15 million in funding across all skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis and many more.

Help us find a cure today.




BSF joins forces with the MRC

The BSF is partnering with the Medical Research Council and the British Association of Dermatologists in a further boost to skin disease research. A total of four Clinical Research Training Fellowships will be awarded over the next three years with the possibility of more to follow.

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