Summer Student Research Grants 

Through Summer Student Research Grants, NPF supports undergraduate and medical students conducting research focused on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities, under the mentorship of well-established researchers in the psoriatic disease community.

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The goal is to foster the development of promising young scientists who will go on to become bench researchers or clinician scientists focused on improving the lives of those living with psoriatic disease.

Applications related to all aspects of psoriatic disease are strongly encouraged, including basic science, translational research, technology, epidemiology, health services, and clinical research.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to review recent publications identifying research gaps and priorities in psoriatic disease research to identify relevant research topics. 


Applicants must be a student enrolled as either an undergraduate or medical student for the duration of the award and have the endorsement of an investigator willing to host the student in their lab.

Supervisors must hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent degree, and be affiliated with an institution capable of administering the internship.

Budget and Project Period

Applicants may request up to $5,000 to support salary/stipend (direct cost only). The total project period for the application submitted is ten weeks to take place between May 15 and September 30.

Project funds will be dispersed directly to the host institution.

Important Dates

2023 applications will be released in Fall 2022. Applications must be received by Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 5 p.m. PST. Award notifications are anticipated by April 15, 2023.

Application Information

Applications are submitted through the ProposalCentral Grants Management system.

Applications require provision of layman’s statement and figure, scientific abstract, and specific aims. Please visit the ProposalCentral application for specific character constraints.

Requisite supporting attachments include biographical sketch(es) and CV, letter of support/mentorship plan, student transcripts, and uploaded research proposal.

The research proposal must be structured and contain the following sections: a personal statement detailing the impact this funding would have on your career trajectory and research plan supporting these benchmarks and milestones. The research plan is not to exceed one page, excluding references. Supporting figures may be uploaded as a supplemental attachment and need not count towards the page limit.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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