Alopecia UK Research funding call 2020: Applications now closed


Alopecia UK funds hair loss and hair-related research through a range of funding schemes, including small grants, public engagement grants and larger research pots.

We aim to provide hope and confidence to people with alopecia by funding research into its causes, with the aim of identifying causes, treatments, and ultimately, a cure. We are investing in research projects to explore key questions.

For more information, download our Research Strategy.

Previous funding calls:

In 2018, application success rates were 28%. The two projects funded in this round were:

Characterizing the role of antigen presenting cells in alopecia areata

Coeliac disease and micronutrient deficiency in alopecia areata: association or coincidence? 

In January 2020 we opened a second funding call for our Research Grants, offering three types of grant:

  • Research pots (up to £10,000)
  • Small grants (up to £1,500)
  • Public engagement or Patient involvement grants (up to £500)

This funding call closed on the 31st of March 2020. Outcomes will be announced by the 1st of July 2020.

Applications Procedure

We have one funding call per year. If you have any further questions, please contact the Research Department at [email protected].