National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program

The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program funds and promotes 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.

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Discovery Grants

Discovery 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.

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Translational Grants

NPF 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 psoriatic disease.

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

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NPF Early Career Research Grant

New in 2015, NPF will offer research grants to support graduate students and postdoctoral researchers conducting research on psoriatic disease and related comorbidities.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant

In a special collaboration with the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), the NPF and ANRF jointly funds one translational research project focused specifically on psoriatic arthritis. Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year for one year.  A second year may be granted pending the outcome of a competitive review at the end of year one.   

Special eligibility criteria apply to this grant opportunity:  Priority will be given to applicants who are senior postdoctoral fellows or early stage assistant professors.  Applicants may not have ever received an NIH R01 or equivalent.  Applicants need not be U.S. citizens, but the work must be completed at a U.S. based nonprofit research institution. 

Applictaions for this grant must be submited through the ANRF website by following the link below:

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Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change
Plugging the Treatment Gap in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Pfizer and NPF are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on facilitation of the optimal management of psoriasis.

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Letters of Intent for interested applicants are due on August 20th, 2015.

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*Due to new NIH guidelines, biosketches up to five pages long will be accepted. Both old and new versions of the NIH biosketch will be accepted.