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2017 British Skin Foundation Research Awards

Applications for the 2017 Research Awards will be available from April 2017, with a closing date of August 2017.

The award meeting will take place in early December and applicants will be notified of the outcome before the end of the year.


 

As part of the award process the BSF's Grants Advisory Committee use the following criteria when reviewing applications:

  • Value to patients with skin disease
  • Scientific quality
  • Value for money
  • How much support the Lead Applicant has had from the BSF in the past
  • For Studentships and Fellowships only: training environment

Please also note: Applicants must accept that the Grants Advisory Committee has a conflict of interest policy. Applicants do not have the right to request inclusion or exclusion of particular GAC panel members from the deliberations on their applications.

No more than one application (either a Research Award, a Studentship, a Fellowship or an Young Investigator Project) can be submitted by a Lead Applicant per application round.

Applications will not be accepted from Lead Applicants who currently hold an active BSF Large Grant as Lead Applicant. Applications will be penalised if the Lead Applicant has been awarded a BSF Large Grant in the previous 5 years as Lead Applicant, or if the Lead Applicant is a co-applicant on a currently active BSF Large Grant. The decision of the BSF Grants Advisory Committee for all applications is final.

Please note: as of 2017 the British Skin Foundation will no longer be able to provide feedback for unsuccessful grant applications


 

British Skin Foundation Research Award

BSF Research Award is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease

No more than one application can be submitted by a Lead Applicant per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a Lead Applicant who currently holds a Large Grant as a Lead Applicant

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The maximum amount of funds available is £81,000 (£40,500 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Research Award is 2 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The BSF Research Award must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Research Award funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted, both mid-term and upon completion

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

Links and Downloads

Available in April

 



British Skin Foundation Studentship Award

A BSF Studentship is available to any U.K or R.O.I based research institution seeking to fund dermatological research at a PhD Student level

No more than one application can be submitted by a Lead Applicant per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a Lead Applicant who currently holds a Large Grant as a Lead Applicant

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The BSF Studentship is a fixed amount of £85,000 (£28,333 per year for 3 years) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Studentship is 3 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The BSF Studentship must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Studentship funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted annually

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office

Links and Downloads

Available in April

 


 

British Skin Foundation Fellowship Award

The BSF Fellowship application form is to be completed by the nominating supervisor or head of department

The BSF Fellowship is to support a clinician at a U.K or R.O.I based institution

No more than one application can be submitted by a Lead Applicant per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a Lead Applicant who currently holds a Large Grant as a Lead Applicant

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The BSF Fellowship is a fixed amount of £62,000

No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Fellowship is 1 year (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The BSF Fellowship must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Fellowship funding is claimed by an authorised finance department submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to be submitted annually

The award is to be named the BSF Fellowship in any relevant papers or presentations with copies forwarded to the BSF office

Links and Downloads

Available in April

 


 

British Skin Foundation Young Investigator Award

A BSF Young Investigator Award is available to anybody wishing to carry out U.K or R.O.I based research into skin disease

No more than one application can be submitted by a Lead Applicant per application round. Applications will not be accepted from a Lead Applicant who currently holds a Large Grant as a Lead Applicant

Applicants are expected to demonstrate the value of the project to dermatology

The maximum amount of funds available is £90,000 (£45,000 per year) No ‘top-ups’ or extensions are available for any reason

The maximum duration of the BSF Young Investigator Award is 2 years (although this may be extended by negotiation where there are issues around flexible working or career breaks/maternity leave)

The Lead Applicant must be a Scientist or Clinical Academic no more than 10 years into their post-doctoral research career

The aim of the award is to support high quality research likely to lead to long term, large scale funding from a major medical research sponsor such as funding council or medical charity

The Lead Applicant must demonstrate that he/she is the driving force behind the project and has a significant publication track record in the area

The Lead Applicant must provide evidence of how the project may be able to drive a long term programme of research in the specific area

The Project award will not cover the salary of the Lead Applicant

The BSF Young Investigator Award must be activated within 12 months of the award letter

The BSF Young Investigator Award funding is claimed by authorised finance departments submitting invoices at quarterly intervals

A scientific and a lay report are to submitted both mid-term and upon completion

The British Skin Foundation’s support to be mentioned in any relevant papers or presentations and copies to be forwarded to the BSF office.

Links and Downloads

Available in April

 


 

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