National Psoriasis Foundation
Funding Announcement: Request for Proposals

National Psoriasis Foundation Discovery Grant


The National Psoriasis Foundation is seeking grant applications that encourage the advancement of innovative research into psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Discovery Grants fund researchers while they explore preliminary ideas and conduct proof-of-concept experiments. The goal is to stimulate the development of new research programs in the field of psoriatic disease capable of competing for long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health or other agencies in the future.  Funded research areas include, but are not limited to, genetics, cell biology, immunology and epidemiology/health services. Researchers with a specific focus on psoriatic arthritis are strongly encouraged to apply.

Anticipated number of awards:

As many as 10 new Discovery Grants will be awarded in 2015. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications.

Budget and project period:

Applicants may request up to $75,000 (direct costs only) per year. The total project period for the application submitted in response to this Request for Proposals is one year.


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 principal investigator need not be a United States citizen.

Important deadlines:

Applications must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. They will be evaluated by an expert panel of peer reviewers and awards will be made no later than April 1, 2015.


The Discovery Grant application is available at All information regarding application length and format can be found in the Discovery Grant Application Packet.


For more information on the Discovery Grant program please contact Research Programs Manager Michael Siegel, Ph.D. at

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