University of Nottingham

UK DCTN Funding Awards

Annual Themed Research Call - Research development fund 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 2022 - Genital Dermatoses

We are inviting research proposals on genital dermatoses for our 2022 award.  If you have a research project/idea linked to treatments for male or female genital skin disease, then please apply. We have co-funding from the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease.  This means there will be 2 x 10K awards available.  One award available for any aspect of genital skin disease and one award for female only genital disease.

Application deadline: 25 July 2022.

Please note: UK Applicants only. Your proposal, if shortlisted, must be presented to the UK DCTN Steering Group on 11 Oct 2022.
Topic for 2023 - Skin of Colour

For our 2023 award, the research topic will be skin of colour. 

The deadline for the 2023 award will be in July 2023.

For further enquiries please contact us by email 


Pump priming awards (Not available at present)

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UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

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