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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers for Research Projects in the Field of Dermatology

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Funding Source
LEO Foundation
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/31/23 16:00 CET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers for research projects in the field of dermatology. Funding is intended to support research projects that increase the understanding of dermatological diseases and their symptoms. Eligible projects are those that address clinical issues among people who are at risk of developing, or have developed, a skin disease, including how it impacts their quality of life and the societal costs involved.

Project Types:

  1. Basic research
  2. Translational research
  3. Clinical research
  4. Epidemiological research
  5. Technology development
  6. Conference support, as organizer (currently unavailable)
  7. Other

Primary and secondary research areas:

  1. Autoimmune skin diseases and connective tissue diseases
  2. Eczemas and urticaria
  3. Psoriasis and related diseases
  4. Skin infections and infestations
  5. Genetic skin diseases
  6. Diseases of skin appendages (or specific cutaneous structures)
  7. Rare diseases
  8. Other skin diseases
  9. Basic dermatological research

For additional information regarding these research areas, see:

The following types of expenses are covered:

  • Salary and mandatory benefits for employees including main applicant
  • Running costs / operating expenses including bench fees
  • Equipment
  • Publication costs
  • Travel and conference expenses
  • Tuition fees for Ph.D. students
  • Overhead up to 5%


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any researcher who has obtained at least a PhD degree or equivalent academic qualifications may apply.

The applicant must be affiliated with a university, hospital, or other non-profit organization.

The LEO Foundation welcomes applicants from anywhere in the world.

An application can only have one main applicant and one host organization to which all funding will be paid out. If an application involves collaboration(s) which require redistribution of funds such redistribution is the responsibility of the main applicant along with his or her host organization.

Costs NOT covered include: Salary for student workers, graduates and undergraduates (i.e., below PhD students)

The foundation does not support:
- Graduate students and/or academic fees except PhD-tuition fees
- Administration or overhead costs exceeding 5%
- Participation in domestic meetings or courses
- Passive attendance at conferences
- Expenses incurred prior to making an application or obtaining a grant
- Research projects about skin cancer
- Research projects involving commercial companies
- Research projects involving commercial drug testing
- Clinical trials and register-based studies testing medical compounds
- Applications from other foundations or associations, including patient organizations

Costs not covered include: Salary for student workers, graduates and undergraduates (i.e., below PhD students)

For more information about salaries, see

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadlines:

Call 1:
- Opens: 01 February 2023
- Deadline: 28 February 2023 (16:00 CET)
- Earliest grant start date: 01 July 2023

Call 2:
- Opens: 22 May 2023
- Deadline: 23 June 2023 (16:00 CET)
- Earliest grant start date: 01 December 2023

Call 3:
- Opens: 01 August 2023
- Deadline: 31 August 2023 (16:00 CET)
- Earliest grant start date: 01 January 2024

It will normally take approximately three months from application deadline to grant decision. If and when your application is approved, you will be notified and assigned a dedicated contact person who will contact you for next steps.

Only one application per call may be submitted from any applicant.

A grantee can only hold one active grant from the LEO Foundation at any given time. Additional funding for other projects or continuations may be submitted within the last year of the grant period of the active grant, but cannot be initiated before the existing grant has ended.

Please note that you are only allowed one resubmission of any application previously reviewed. If your application has been previously submitted (partly or in full) to the LEO Foundation, you should describe all relevant changes made from the previous version in a cover letter uploaded along with the mandatory attachments.

The Grant will be paid out to the university, hospital, institute or other legal entity at which the Grantee is employed (hereinafter “the Host”).

An application including all attachments must be completed in English.

Application Deadlines:
Application Process and Guidance:
Scientific Evaluation Committee:
Grant Terms and Conditions:

Estimated Size of Grant
The typical grant amount applied for is DKK 2–4 million.

Term of Contract
Grant period of 1–3 years

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact the grant team for further information:

Signe Rømer Holm
Scientific Officer
Phone: +45 53 70 66 18

Lars Kruse
Senior Scientific Officer
+45 30 46 42 91

If you experience any problems, feel free to contact the LEO Foundation at

LEO Foundation
Lautrupsgade 7, 5
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
CVR no.: 11 62 33 36

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