Adolescent skin disorders

Adolescent Dermatology

Clinical Research Training Fellowship (CRTF) in Adolescent Dermatology

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This funding call is now closed and will reopen in June 2024.


The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to be co-funding with the Medical Research Council (MRC) a Clinical Research Training Fellowship (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 adolescent skin disorders and their treatment. Researchers whose work may lead to better understanding of prevention, treatment or management of these disorders are welcome to apply.

You may like to watch the MRC’s video on the CRTF for an introduction to the scheme.

Who can apply?

The pre-doctoral 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 post-doctoral CRTF 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 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’s Jointly-Funded CRTF page.

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

Funding available

The Medical Research Foundation and the MRC will make the below costs available, for up to three years.

Awards may also be held on a part-time basis to meet personal commitments. Please get in touch with the Research Team at if you would like to discuss part-time opportunities further.

  • Salary costs commensurate with your stage of training, up to but not including NHS consultant level
  • Up to £20,000 per year. This may cover consumables, equipment, conference travel, PhD and other course fees.


Closing Date: 16:00 Wednesday 3 April 2024

Shortlisting Decision: October 2024

Funding Decision: November 2024

How to apply

Please visit the MRC’s pre-doctoral CRTF page or post-doctoral CRTF page for further details on how to apply.

All applications will be submitted via the UKRI Funding Service.

Please identify that you would like to apply for this joint funding opportunity with the Medical Research Foundation when asked in the application. Please find more information on joint funding here.

Support for our Fellows

We offer our funded Fellows support to promote their career development and aid their transition to independence. For more information, please contact the Research Team at


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.

Please visit the MRC’s guidance for fellowship applicants page for additional guidance.

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.