NPF Announces Opening of 2021 Grants Program

For Immediate Release

October 15, 2020

Portland, Oregon – The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is now accepting grant applications for the 2021 grant cycle. With the goal of funding transformational and collaborative research initiatives, NPF continues its commitment to bettering the lives of those impacted by psoriatic disease while progressing toward a cure.

“We are excited to offer a set of funding opportunities that meet the needs of both our research and patient communities,” says Stacie Bell, Ph.D., the chief scientific and medical officer for NPF. “NPF support for psoriatic disease research is needed now more than ever due to the research delays and the economic impact of COVID-19.”

In line with our commitment to research, NPF is pleased to announce the dedication of $2.7 million to support psoriatic disease research this coming year, even during these unprecedented times. Grant mechanisms encourage applications from all facets of psoriatic disease and related comorbidities research, including basic science, translational and clinical research, as well as public health. NPF encourages applications inclusive of consideration of diversity, disparity in care and equality.

Applications undergo a rigorous scientific peer-review by a panel of experts. Final selection for funding is based not only on scientific merit but also with patient input and consideration of NPF and community priorities.

All of our available funding opportunities are searchable on ProposalCentral. Applications are currently open for the 2021 cycle.

2021 NPF Funding Opportunities

New This Year! More Than Skin Deep – Mental Health Research Grant

Supports projects focused on investigation of psoriatic disease on mental health, as well as interventions for addressing this comorbidity. One-year awards up to $100,000.

Milestones to a Cure

Support projects with aims focused on treatment durability, remission and mechanisms to a cure. One-year awards up to $100,000.

Discovery Grants

Support early-stage research projects and studies that may lack preliminary data. One-year awards up to $75,000.

Translational Research Grants

Support projects that move basic discoveries from the bench to bedside. Two-year awards up to $200,000.

Early Career Research Grants

Support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting psoriatic disease research. One-year awards up to $50,000.

Expanded Eligibility This Year! Bridge Grants

Support researchers with competitive, but unfunded, R- or K- type award applications to NIH (or similar funding body) with funds to be used to strengthen a resubmission, or supports early career researchers experiencing a delay in tenured faculty appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One-year awards up to $100,000.

Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowship

Support MDs students for a mentored research year focused on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and comorbidities. One-year award up to $50,000.

NIH-NPF Translational Medicine Fellowship

Support projects focused on investigation of research and patient care in psoriatic disease at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. One-year award up to $100,000.

Summer Student Research Grant

Support undergraduate and medical students for a summer of research focused on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities. Awards are $5,000 for one summer.


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