Research Grants

Funding Agency:
National Psoriasis Foundation

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 InitiativeMilestones to a CureDiscoveryTranslationalEarly Career Research Grants and Bridge 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. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020

  • 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. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020

  • Early Career Research Grant: Early Career Resaerch 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. Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020

  • Bridge Grants: Bridge Grants support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unsuccessful K- and R- applications to the National Institutes of Health with a focus on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities.  Through this special opportunity, NPF provides a critical year of additional support to near-miss applicants so that they can collect data to strengthen a future application.  Applicants may request up to $50,000 for K-bridge or $100,000 for R-bridge for one year. Deadlines: Nov. 1, 2019; Apr. 2020

  • Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grant: In a special collaboration with the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), the NPF and ANRF jointly fund 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. Deadline: Jan. 17, 2020

  • Psoriasis Prevention Initiative: 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). Researchers interested in applying for this RFP must submit a letter of intent by December 13, 2019.

  • Milestones to a Cure Grant: 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.  Deadline: Jan. 13, 2020


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Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 13, 2020