Adolescent dermatology research: Funding opportunity for clinicians

Adolescent Dermatology

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Increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underpinning skin disorders of relevance to adolescents, and improve diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases.

Adolescent Skin Disorders

What is the aim of the funding call?

The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to be co-funding with the Medical Research Council (MRC) a Clinical Research Training Fellow (CRTF) in Adolescent Dermatology.

We are inviting applications from clinicians who have the potential to be the research leaders of the future, to support research that will increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underlying adolescent skin disorders. Researchers whose work may lead to better understanding of prevention, treatment or management of these disorders are welcome to apply.

Who can apply?

Full eligibility and remit details are available on the MRC’s webpage for Clinical Research Training Fellows. Please visit this page for information on remit, suitability, funding provided and deadlines.

The CRTF supports clinicians, including (but not limited to) medics, surgeons, dentists, clinical psychologists, public health specialty trainees, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and veterinarians, to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree.

The scheme also provides a route for post-doctoral applicants who achieved their PhD some time ago but who have not been research active since due to clinical training commitments to reacquire research skills.

We welcome applications to this fellowship from clinicians whose research will address the biological questions surrounding skin disorders of relevance to adolescents, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, alopecia and vitiligo. We have identified this as a research area of high need, but low investment. For more details of this opportunity please visit the MRC website.

Funding available

The Medical Research Foundation and the MRC will make salary costs and up to £20,000 research costs per year available in this competition, for up to four years. Please see the MRC website for more details.


There are three opportunities per year to apply for a clinical research training fellowship. See the MRC’s deadlines page for details of opportunities to apply for the scheme.

How to apply

Please identify that you would like to apply for this joint funding opportunity in your application. Please visit the MRC’s dedicate CRTF page for further details on how to apply.


Any queries on the competition, the application process, or eligibility should be sent to or directly to the MRC. Please contact the relevant MRC Programme Manager via email address to confirm your suitability for any MRC fellowship scheme.

Terms and Conditions of Award

Awards funded through this competition will follow standard Medical Research Council and Medical Research Foundation terms and conditions. The terms and conditions spell out the responsibilities of the Principal Investigator and the Lead Research Organisation. The Principal Investigator and the Lead Research Organisation are required to indicate their formal acceptance of the proposal, their acceptance of the terms and conditions of an award, and the approval of the salaries and resources sought in the application.

The Medical Research Foundation may add additional conditions to a grant award to reflect the particular circumstances and requirements of the funding, or the nature of a particular award. Acceptance of an award constitutes acceptance of both the core conditions and any additional conditions. The Medical Research Foundation reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions.

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