LEO Foundation Grant Application Program


LEO Foundation ‘Open competition grants’ are given to support the best dermatology research projects worldwide. Thus, we welcome applications from research projects that:

  • Improve the understanding of the underlying medicinal, biological, chemical, or pharmacological mechanisms of dermatological diseases and their symptoms
  • 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.

The LEO Foundation’s Board of Trustees has established a formal evaluation process with a panel of national and international external experts to assist the Board in ensuring that our grants are given to the best projects and the most qualified applicants.

The LEO Foundation requests that results from the research funded by the Foundation are shared with the public, patients and healthcare professionals – for example through publication in peer-reviewed journals, oral presentations, or public awareness campaigns.

 Application procedure

  • Download the “Application Guide” and the “Application Form” from “Download & views” section above to the right
  • Read the guide and fill in the application form accordingly, using English language, ensuring that all mandatory fields are filled in, and that you comply with our guidelines
  • Send the application to applications@leo-foundation.org (you will receive an initial confirmation that we have received it)
  • Once the current deadline is reached, your application is screened for mandatory requirements and if approved, assigned a designated ID to be used for all future communication. It is then evaluated by the LEO Foundation Scientific Evaluation Committee (composed of national and international senior scientists) using the NIH scoring system
  • Based on the evaluations by the Scientific Evaluation Committee the LEO Foundation Board of Trustees approves allocation of all grants. If and when approved, you will be notified, and your project is assigned a dedicated contact person
  • All applicants receive an answer to their application, sent by e-mail. The Foundation does not provide arguments as to why an application has been rejected
  • A list of awarded grants including names of the recipients and project titles are published here

 Not eligible for support are costs related to

  • Graduate students and/or academic fees except Ph.D. tuition fees
  • Administration or overhead costs exceeding 5 %
  • Participation in domestic meetings or courses
  • Passive attendance at conferences
  • Travel by several persons from the same research unit or department
  • Expenses incurred prior to making an application or obtaining a grant
  • Research projects involving commercial companies
  • Research projects involving commercial drug testing
  • Clinical trials and register-based studies testing medical compounds
  • Moreover, applications from other foundations or associations, applications that are not submitted online, or applications that are not in compliance with our application guidance are not eligible for support

Application deadlines for open competition grants

January 3, 2019
March 4, 2019
June 14, 2019
September 20, 2019


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