National Psoriasis Foundation Research Grants Program

The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program funds and promotes research into psoriatic disease and related comorbidities, under NPF's mission to "find a cure for psoriatic disease and improving the lives of those affected".

As a primary goal of the strategic plan, leading transformational research in psoriatic disease, we choose our research projects not only for their potential to yield information that may help treat psoriatic disease, but also to answer basic questions about the underlying disease mechanisms, comorbidities, and public health. Applications undergo a rigorous scientific peer-review by a panel of experts and are then selected for funding based on patient input and Foundation priorities. 

This year the Foundation is offering six different research grant opportunities: Psoriasis Prevention Initiative, Milestones to a Cure, Discovery, Translational, Early Career Research Grants and Bridge Grants. For information about additional Research Trainee Opportunities, please click here

Please see our FAQ section below if you have questions on our grants. For information about what the NPF funded in 2019, please click here

For more information and updates about our research programs, please email [email protected] to be added to our email list.

 


New this year! Psoriasis Prevention Initiative (PPI) - Receiving LOIs

The Psoriasis Prevention Initiative supports projects with multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary team to with an aim focused on prevention of psoriatic disease. Letters of intent will be considered based on their ability to focus on an intervention that will prevent the onset of psoriatic disease, prevent the onset of psoriatic disease relapse or prevent the onset of related comorbidities. Applicants may request up to $250,000 in year one, with possibility of renewal up to $1.5 million/year (up to 5 years total). Applicants will be notified of their selection to submit a full application in February 2020. Award period begins August 1, 2020. 

2020 Psoriasis Prevention Initiative RFP

2020 Psoriasis Prevention Initiative LOI Instructions

2020 Psoriasis Prevention Initiative LOI Portal


New this year! Milestones to a Cure Grant - Applications Open

In this exciting new grant opportunity, NPF is seeking applications for research that supports projects with aim focused on treatment durability, remission and the path toward a cure. Applicants may request up to $100,000 for one-year awards. Award period begins August 1, 2020. 

2020 Milestones to A Cure Grant RFP

2020 Milestones to A Cure Grant Application Instructions

2020 Milestones to A Cure Grant Application Portal


Discovery Grants - Applications Open

Discovery Grants allow researchers to undertake preliminary and "proof-of-concept" studies.  The goal is to help researchers develop competetive 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. Award period begins August 1, 2020. 

2020 Discovery Grant RFP

2020 Discovery Grant Application Instructions

2020 Discovery Grant Application Portal


Translational Research Grants - Applications Open

Translational Research 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. Award period begins August 1, 2020.

2020 Translational Research Grant RFP

2020 Translational Research Grant Application Instructions

2020 Translational Research Grant Application Portal


Early Career Research Grants - Applications Open

Early Career Research Grants support graduate students and postdoctoral researchers training to conduct psoriatic disease research independently.  The goal is to put recipients in a position to compete for larger grants in the future and be in a strong position to establish successful long-term careers.  Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year. Award period begins August 1, 2020. 

2020 Early Career Research Grant RFP

2020 Early Career Research Grant Application Instructions

2020 Early Career Research Grant Application Portal


Bridge Grants - Applications Open

Bridge Grants support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unsuccessful K-type (career development) and R-type applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or similar funding body, with a focus on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities.  Through this special opportunity, NPF provides a critical year of additional support to applicants just under the payline so that they can collect data to strengthen a future application.  Applicants may request up to $50,000 for K-type bridge or $100,000 for R-type bridge for one year. The first cycle of applications are due November 1, 2019. The second cycle of applications are due in April 2020. Award periods begin February 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020, respectively. 

2020 Bridge Grant RFP

2020 Bridge Grant Application Instructions

2020 Bridge Grant Application Portal


Psoriatic Arthrisis Research Grant - Applications released November 2019  
Co-sponsored with Arthritis National Research Foundation!
Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grants support newer M.D. and/or Ph.D. applicants at early stages in their career (equalvalent to assistant professor/instructor/senior post-docs). Through this collaborative effort, NPF and the Arthritis National Research Foundation are seeking applicants that focus on studying psoriatic arthritis. Applicants may request up to $100,000. Applications are due January 17. Award period begins July 1. 

2020 Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant RFP

2020 Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant

For more information about NPF grants, send an email to [email protected].
 

Frequently Asked Questions

The RFPs above include specific eligibility information, application deadlines, and descriptions for each grant.

 

Information for Applicants

1. Am I eligible to apply for an NPF research grant? 

A: Eligibility requirements differ slightly for each grant mechanism. Please read the eligibility requirements for each NPF research grant on their individual RFP above.   

 

2. I am having trouble figuring out how to apply for a grant. Where do I find application instructions?

A: A link to application instructions is listed above under each grant description and can also be found on the log-in screen of the grant application portal.

 

3.  Does my budget proposal need to follow a specific format?

A: Budget proposals must be submitted using the following format: Budget Proposal Template

 

4. What are the important dates and deadlines for the NPF research grants?

A: Application deadlines vary depending on the grant mechanism. For the 2020 cycle, Discovery, Translational Research, Early Career Research, Summer Student Research, and Milestones to a Cure Research applications will be due by 5PM PST on Monday, January 13th while Bridge Grants will be accepted year-round and letters of intent for the Psoriasis Prevention Initiative Grant will be due by Friday, December 13th .    

Please check individual RFPs for National Psoriasis Foundation award notification dates. 

 

5. Can for-profit companies apply for your grants?​

A: Yes, for-profit companies are eligible to apply for NPF research grants.

 

6. Can I apply for your grants if I am not a citizen of the United States?

A: Yes, non-US citizens are eligible to apply for NPF research grants. Research can take place at institutions outside the United States for all of our grants.

 

7. Can I resubmit an application from a previous year?

A: Yes. If you are resubmitting a previous application, you will have the opportunity to identify as a resubmission on the application form and address last year's reviewer comments in a cover letter.

 

8. Can I apply to two NPF research grants this year?

A: The same PI may only apply to one NPF Research Grant mechanism (excluding Bridge Grants and Fellowships) per cycle. If you wish for your application to be considered for funding under other mechanisms in the same cycle, you will have the opportunity to indicate this on the application form.

 

9. Why is my file not uploading in the application form?

A: The online application form only accepts files in PDF format, so make sure all your files are saved as a PDF before uploading. If you are trying to upload your project proposal, it must be less than 20 MB and be in PDF format. If you are trying to upload any other document, it must be less than 5 MB and be in PDF format.

If your file is larger than the maximum size accepted, you must condense the file before uploading. If you continue to experience issues, please notify [email protected] with your issue. 

 

10. Can I use NPF research funds to cover indirect or overhead expenses?

A: No. NPF funds can only be used to cover direct project expenses.  Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions related to your budget.

 

11. What font type should I use on the grant application? 

A: Please use font size 12 in Times New Roman, Ariel, or Calibri. 

 

Information for Current Grantees

1. What needs to be included in my final progress report?

​A: Final progress reports must include the following:

  1. A non-confidential, Layman’s summary statement of progress: The statement should describe the research question, the aims of the project, and the project’s significance. This information will be shared with National Psoriasis Foundation donors.
  2. Original research aims.
  3. Progress and results.
  4. Next steps: Please detail next steps in your research and plans for future grant submissions.
  5. A description of any deviations from the original project proposal with justifications for these deviations.
  6. Publications and presentations: Please cite publications (including abstracts) and presentation generated from this research.
  7. A complete list of Intellectual Property generated from the research.
  8. A detailed itemized report of all project expenditures.

You are also able to download the Final Report Instruction document here

Beginning with the 2020 grants application cycle, progress reports, final reports and expenditure reports will be uploaded through the grants submission portal. Awardees will receive a reminder email one month before reports are due. 

 

2. What needs to be included in my interim progress report?

A. Interim progress reports must include the following:

  1. Non-confidential, Layman’s summary statement of progress: The statement should describe the research question, the aims of the project, and the project’s significance. This information will be shared with National Psoriasis Foundation donors.
  2. Progress and results: Please outline progress you have made in this research.
  3. Project deviations: Please describe any deviations in your project timeline, goals, or budget.
  4. Publications and presentations: Please cite publications (including abstracts) and presentations generated from this research, if any.
  5. Expenditure report: Please provide a summary table of the approved grant budget for each expenditure category and the actual expenditure amount with any variance, see expenditure report document.

You are also able to download the Interim Progress Report Instruction document here

Beginning with the 2020 grants application cycle, progress reports, final reports and expenditure reports will be uploaded through the grants submission portal. Awardees will receive a reminder email one month before reports are due.  

 

3.  Does my expenditure report need to follow a specific format?

A: Expenditure reports must be submitted using the following format:

  1. 1-Year Project Period Expenditure Report
  2. 2-Year Project Period Expenditure Report

Beginning with the 2020 grants application cycle, progress reports, final reports and expenditure reports will be uploaded through the grants submission portal. Awardees will receive a reminder email one month before reports are due. 

 

4. Is it possible to extend the project period?
A: It may be possible to be granted a no cost extension to the project period if the grantee will have a remaining unexpended balance and a circumstance arises that prohibits the completion of the project by the expiration date. No cost extension requests must be submitted using this form and then emailing the form to [email protected] no fewer than 30 days prior to the expiration date.

 

5. What kind of follow up can I expect from NPF during and after my grant period?

A: During the project period NPF may contact you for project updates, site visits, interviews, or other activities related to research communications, donor relations, advertising, and other media or special events.  Following the project period, NPF may contact you in approximately 5 years for purposes of research program assessment.     

 

If you have further questions, please email [email protected]. Thank you!