Bridge Grants

Between 2017 and 2021, all NPF Bridge Grant recipients received funding upon resubmission of their application to a NIH, or similar, entity. Recipients leveraged $850,000 in NPF funding into $6,376,496 in subsequent funding.

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The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is offering Bridge Grants to support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unfunded K-type (career development) and R-type (investigator-initiated) applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or similar funding body, with a focus on psoriatic disease or its comorbidities. Through this opportunity, NPF provides a critical year of additional support until additional funding can be secured. In line with NPF’s mission, Bridge Grants will help support those with a long-term commitment to psoriatic disease research, and who will go on to make discoveries that bring us closer to a cure for psoriatic disease and improve patients’ lives.

Cycle 1 Cycle 2
Project Period February 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025 August 1, 2024 – July 31, 2025
Application Deadline November 2, 2023 April 2, 2024
Award Notification December 31, 2023 June 30, 2024


The principal investigator must be personally and actively responsible for the conduct of the proposed research, and eligible to apply for research grants under the guidelines of the applicant’s host institution. The project proposed must have been submitted as an unfunded application for either a K-type or R-type (or equivalent) award focused on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or related comorbidities.

Budget and Project Period

Applicants may request up to $50,000 (direct costs only) for a K-type bridge or up to $100,000 (direct costs only) for an R-type bridge per year. The total project period for the application submitted is one year.


Applications for the 2025 funding cycle will be released in Fall 2024. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about applying to our grants program, please reference our FAQs section or contact

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