Research Call 2018

New funding available for alopecia research.

*PLEASE NOTE:  The deadline has passed and this funding call is now closed.  We hope to have further funding calls in 2019. (Note added 21/08/18)*

Alopecia UK is inviting applications for our 2018 ‘Research Pots’ Grant Scheme.  In 2018 there are two ‘pots’ of funding available for alopecia research projects, both up to the value of £10,000.  Applications in 2018 should relate to only Alopecia Areata, Totalis and Universalis.  Our priority for 2018 is to further the understanding of this particular type of hair loss.

Before starting the application, we encourage applicants to view the Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) document, ‘Top Ten Priorities for Alopecia Areata’. Applications addressing these priorities will be given greater precedence than those that do not.  


Alopecia UK has two pots of funding available:

  • Pot 1 (up to £10,000) – ‘The Committee’s Choice’. The winner will be selected by our Research Committee.
  • Pot 2 (up to £10,000) – ‘The Patients’ Choice’. Following The Committee’s Choice, the Research Committee will identify up to three additional high quality applications.  People with alopecia will then be invited to vote on the project they would like to receive funding.  The project with the most votes will be awarded the funds.


How to apply: A summary of the timeline and processes involved is shown below.  Please download the application form here and read the Terms and Conditions here.  The closing date for applications is Monday 20th August 2018.  For further information please contact [email protected] or 0800 101 7025.


Timeline and processes involved:

  • Monday 20th August – Closing date for applications
  • September – Applications will be reviewed and scored by the Alopecia UK Research Committee
  • Tuesday 23rd October – Research Committee Meeting during which the ‘Committee’s Choice’ award will be selected along with up to three potential ‘Patients Choice’ projects. ‘Committee’s Choice’ winner and runners up will be notified.
  • Monday 29th October – Patients Choice projects go to a vote by those with alopecia
  • Wednesday 7th November – Voting closes and the ‘Patients’ Choice’ winner is notified.