Adolescent skin disorders

Adolescent Skin Disorders Research

Funding opportunity for Researchers in the field of Adolescent Skin Disorders

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The application process is now closed, and we will not be accepting any further submissions for this funding call.


The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to be funding Research Grants for researchers seeking to progress in the field of adolescent skin disorders.

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 skin disorders relevant to young people and adolescents, 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

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

The Medical Research Foundation will make up to £1 million available in this funding scheme.

Who can apply

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.


  • Deadline for submission: 12:00 Thursday 20 July 2023
  • Shortlisting notification (request for rebuttals): November 2023
  • Deadline for rebuttal: November 2023
  • Funding decision: December 2023
  • Feedback on funding decision: January 2024

How to apply

Applicants should apply using our online grants management system.

Please see here for Guidance for Applicants.

Applicants must use our Résumé for Researchers template in their application.


Please get in touch with the Research Team if you have any questions about the application or eligibility criteria: Tel: 0207 395 2314.

Terms and Conditions of Award

Awards funded through this competition will follow standard Medical Research Foundation terms and conditions. The terms and conditions detail 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.

Expert Review Panel

The Panel will be Chaired by Professor Christopher Griffiths, University of Manchester.

  • Professor Sara Brown, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Paola DiMeglio, King's College London
  • Dr Elise Kleyn, University of Manchester
  • Professor Paul Martin, University of Bristol
  • Professor Jessica Strid, Imperial College London
  • Professor Kim Thomas, University of Nottingham

Expert Review

Applicants will be reviewed by independent peer review

Independent Peer Review Guidance