Established in 1984, the LEO Foundation provides grants to some of the world’s leading scientists working to combat the impact of skin diseases.
The foundation currently is inviting applications for its Open Competition grants. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of research projects that: improve the understanding of the underlying medicinal, biological, chemical, or pharmacological mechanisms of dermatological diseases and their symptoms, and address clinical issues among people who are at risk of developing, or have developed, a skin disease.
The program does not support research projects involving commercial companies, those involving commercial drug testing or clinical trials, and register-based studies that test medical compounds.
The foundation requests that results from the research funded by the foundation are shared with the public, patients, and healthcare professionals through, for example, publication in peer-reviewed journals, oral presentations, or public awareness campaigns.
See the LEO Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous grantees.