University of Nottingham

UK DCTN Funding Awards

Annual Themed Research Call - Research development funds of £10,000

We run an open competition each year, on a different skin topic to assist research teams in developing their research idea. This award is principally designed to fund feasibility or pilot work that will eventually lead to a randomised controlled clinical trial, or inform the design of such a study.

Topic for 2024 - Research questions from completed priority setting partnerships (skin disease)

We are inviting research proposals on dermatology topics from skin related priority setting partnerships (PSP).  If you have a research project linked to a skin disease PSP question, then please apply.

We have THREE £10k awards available for UK research teams

  • Skin Surgery - funded by BSDS
  • Paediatric & adolescent dermatology - funded by BSPAD
  • All PSP skin topics - funded by UK DCTN 

Please apply directly to us using the guides and forms on this page.

Your research proposal must stem from a prioirtised topic identified by any of the skin PSPs below.

Application deadline: Monday 22 July 2024

Completed James Lind Alliance PSPs include:


Please note: This award is open to UK applicants only.  Your proposal, if shortlisted, must be presented to the UK DCTN Steering Group on the afternoon of Tuesday 8 October 2024.

Topic for 2025

The research topic for the 2025 award will be dermatology and skin of colour. Deadline for applications will be in July 2025.

For further enquiries please contact us by email 


Pump priming awards (Not available at present)

Details of previous pump priming awards made to research teams in the UK

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Applied Health Services Research (building 42)
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