For Scientists

The National Psoriasis Foundation takes a leadership role in funding and promoting psoriatic disease research, with the goal of finding better treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

We choose our research projects not only for their potential to yield information that may help treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, but also for their potential to answer basic questions about the mechanisms of these diseases.


Discovery Grants

Discovery grants for psoriasis researchDiscovery 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 $75,000 for one year.


Translational Grants

Transitional grants for psoriasis researchNPF's translational 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 psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year for two years.


National Psoriasis Foundation Amgen Medical Research Fellowships

Medical Dermatology FellowshipsThe NPF Amgen Medical Research Fellowship program aims to increase the number of scientists focused on studying and treating psoriatic diseases by encouraging young scientists to become physician researchers and dedicate their careers to psoriatic diseases.

Each fellow receives a one-year grant of up to $40,000 to conduct research on questions related to the cause and cure of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Fellowships are made possible by a grant from Amgen.

Read about the most recent fellowship recipients »

This year's fellowship application period is now closed.

Learn more about the fellowship program »


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