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Adolescent Skin Disorders Research

Adolescent Skin Disorders

Funding opportunities for Researchers in the field of Adolescent Skin Disorders

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07/09/21

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Increase understanding of the disease mechanisms underpinning adolescent skin disorders, and improve diagnosis, treatment and management.

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The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to be funding two schemes in adolescent skin disorders. Fellowship opportunities are available for mid-career researchers who are making the transition to research independence. Research Grants are available for more established researchers seeking to progress in the field.

Young people and adolescents are particularly affected by skin disorders, and the experience during adolescence can have long-term psychological and physical effects. Whilst adolescent skin disorders are prevalent, there are limited effective treatment options available.

The Foundation funding will support research that increases understanding of the mechanisms underpinning adolescent skin disorders, leading to the development of treatment approaches and reducing the long-term impact on health and well-being. Researchers whose work will contribute to the understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in adolescent skin disorders, improve diagnosis and treatment, and/or impact on future outcomes are welcome to apply.

The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see research opportunities with great potential. The research supported in this competition is possible thanks to the support of our generous donors.

Funding available

The Medical Research Foundation will make up to £2 million available in this competition.

Fellowship applicants may apply for up to £300,000 to support their research, over a maximum of a 3-year period.

Research Grant applicants may apply for up to £500,000 to support their research, over a maximum of a 5-year period.

Who can apply

The Fellowship competition is open to all UK researchers at eligible institutions (UK HEIs, Research Council research institutes, hospitals, and other independent research organisations). Applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD or a relevant clinical doctorate and be in the process of, or be ready for, transitioning to research independence. It is expected that applicants will be seeking their first substantial grant income as a Principal Investigator. Fellows are expected to include salary support in their application.

The Research Grant competition is open to all UK researcher at eligible institutions (UK HEIs, Research Council research institutes, hospitals, and other independent research organisations). Applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD and be an established researcher with a record of securing research funding. It is expected that applicants will be in a permanent post, and will be leading their own group having made the transition to independence.

Timeline

  • Deadline for submission: 12:00 Wednesday 20 October 2021
  • Shortlisting notification: February 2022
  • Interview (Fellowship Applicants only): March 2022
  • Rebuttal deadline (Research Grant Applicants only): March 2022
  • Funding decision: March 2022


DOCUMENT: Fellowship Application Form

DOCUMENT: Fellowship Guidelines for Applicants

DOCUMENT: Research Grant Application Form

DOCUMENT: Research Grant Guidelines for Applicants

DOCUMENT: Data Management Plan

DOCUMENT: Résumé for Researchers – Fellowship Applicants only

Queries

The Medical Research Foundation is committed to making this application accessible to all by offering assistance where needed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Research Team if you have any questions or concerns about the application or interview processes: research@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk Tel: 0207 395 2416.

Terms and Conditions of Award

Awards funded through this competition will follow standard 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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