Research Grants

Funding Agency:
National Psoriasis Foundation

Each year, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) awards grants and fellowship that fund work focused on the treatment, prevention, and cure of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and comorbidities.

As a primary goal in the current strategic plan, leading transformational research in psoriatic disease, NPF chooses 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.

With the inclusion of 2021 awards, NPF has now invested over $28 million in psoriatic disease research grants and fellowships in recent years.

Applications undergo a rigorous scientific peer-review by a panel of experts. Then input and NPF priorities.

Applications are due by 5 PM PST, January 21, 2022.


Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Available Funding Opportunities:

More Than Skin Deep: Mental Health: Funds projects focused on investigation of psoriatic disease on mental health, as well as interventions for addressing this comorbidity.

Discovery Grants: Discovery Grants allow researchers to undertake preliminary and proof-of-concept studies.

Translational Research Grants: Translational Research Grants focus on helping scientific discoveries that come from clinical, laboratory or population-based studies move rapidly into treatments that can benefit patients with psoriatic disease.

Early Career Research Grants: 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 within the psoriatic disease research field. 

Bridge Grants: Support researchers who have submitted meritorious but unfunded 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.

Summer Student Research Grants: Summer Student Research Grants support undergraduate and medical students interested in conducting a summer of research focused on psoriatic disease or related comorbidities under a mentor's supervision. 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.

Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships: Psoriatic Disease Research Fellowships provide support to eligible institutions to develop and enhance the opportunities for physicians training for research careers in academic dermatology and rheumatology. 

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 21, 2022