National Psoriasis Foundation: Research Grants Program 2018

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Research Program funds and promotes research into psoriatic disease and related comorbidities, under NPF’s mission of finding a cure for psoriatic disease and improving the lives of those affected.

This year the Foundation is offering the following research grant opportunities:

Discovery Grants

Discovery Grants allow researchers to undertake preliminary and “proof-of-concept” studies. The goal is to help researchers develop competitive grant proposals that will lead to long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health or other federal agencies.

  • Applicants may request up to US $75,000 (approx. AUD $95,600) for one year.

Translational Research Grants

Translational Research Grants focus on helping scientific discoveries from clinical, laboratory or population-based studies move rapidly into treatments that have a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease.

  • Applicants may request up to US $100,000 (approx. AUD $127,500) per year, for two years.

Early Career Research Grants

Early Career Research Grants support graduate students and postdoctoral researchers training to conduct psoriatic disease research independently. The goal is to put recipients in a position to compete for larger grants in the future and be in a strong position to establish successful long-term careers.

  • Applicants may request up to US $50,000 (approx. AUD $63,750) for one year.

Bridge Grants

Bridge Grants support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unsuccesful K- and R- applications to the National Institutes of Health with a focus on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities. Through this special opportunity, NPF provides a critical year of additional support to near-miss applicants so that they can collect data to strengthen a future application.

  • Applicants may request up to US $50,000 (approx. AUD $63,750) for K-bridge or US $100,000 (approx. AUD $127,500) for R-bridge for one year.

Pediatric Psoriasis Challenge Grant

In children and adolescents, psoriasis presents unique challenges as the disease burden is particularly high and treatment options are limited. In a special collaboration with the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), the NPF is seeking grant applications that encourage the advancement of innovative research into pediatric psoriasis. The Pediatric Psoriasis Challenge Grant will support projects that address any aspect of the disease, including the cause, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric psoriasis and/or related comorbidities.

  • Applicants may request up to US $75,000 (approx. AUD $95,600) for one year.


Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply.

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