We will have new funding opportunities available for alopecia research in January 2020. 

There will be three types of funding available: 

  • Research pots (up to £10,000): for research into all types of alopecia
  • Small grants (up to £1,500): these grants will be aimed at research students and early career researchers
  • An involvement grant (up to £500): for researchers who want to involve those affected by alopecia in designing or disseminating research projects

For further information please contact [email protected].

Before considering making an application, please read through the Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) priorities, available here.

Peer Review Policy

We adhere to the Association of Medical Research Charities principles of peer review to ensure we fund research of the highest quality.

Applications are subject to both scientific and lay expert peer review and may be subject to an external assessment, depending on the size of the grant. Applications are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and novelty of the proposed project
  • Deliverability
  • Quality of the research design and methodology
  • Value for money.

Applications, along with any external assessments are considered by our Research committee, who make recommendations for funding to our Board of Trustees.

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

We are members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which means we work to the principles of peer review that they have set out. Having AMRC membership is seen as a hallmark of quality research funding and is important in helping us build our research activity in the future.

As members of the AMRC we support the AMRC statement on the use of patient data in research and their actions to better develop and standardise processes. We support the principle of using animals in research when there is absolutely no alternative. All AMRC member charities support this principle, as outlined in this statement.

Previous grant calls:

Research Grant Call 2018

In 2018 there were two ‘pots’ of funding available for alopecia research projects, both up to the value of £10,000.  Applications in 2018 were focussed on Alopecia Areata, Totalis and Universalis.  Our priority for 2018 was to further the understanding of this particular type of hair loss.

Alopecia UK awarded two pots of funding:

Pot 1– ‘The Committee’s Choice’. The winner was selected by our Research Committee.

Pot 2– ‘The Patients’ Choice’. The winner was selected by a vote from registered members.