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UK DCTN Funding Awards

Annual Themed Research Call - Research development fund - £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 2018 - Supporting Dermatology Priority Setting Partnerships

The 2018 award is encouraging research ideas that have been prioritised by a recently completed priority setting partnership (top ten research questions are listed on the James Lind Alliance website).  This mainly includes cellulitis and lichen sclerosus.  If you have a relevant research suggestion and need funding to kick start your idea then please apply now.

Please download the information sheet for the 2018 award here

How to apply

Guidance and terms can be found here

Please use the application form provided here.

Deadline for applications - Monday 20th August 2018

For further enquiries please contact the UK DCTN Manager Carron Layfield, email: or telephone 0115 8468625.

Pump Priming Awards

We have a small amount of funds available via an annual call to assist both developing and ongoing UK DCTN-led trials. Relevant study teams will be invited to apply for this award when funds allow.  Contact us to find out more about this funding stream.


UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology
The University of Nottingham King's Meadow Campus, Rm A103
Lenton Lane, Nottingham