BSSVD & British Skin Foundation Joint Small Grant Award

Entries are now closed for the 2024 British Skin Foundation/British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease Joint Small Grant Award.

The winning application was awarded to Dr Christos Tziotzios, Consultant Dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology and Senior Lecturer at Kings College London for his study: Genome-wide association study and meta-analysis in female lichen sclerosus.

We are in discussion regarding a further award in 2025 and will update these pages when further information is available.


Research Awards

We are pleased to announce funding opportunities for research into vulval conditions! The BSSVD has collaborated with a major partner - Wellbeing of Women (WoW) - to offer a research award.


BSSVD/WoW Awards:

We are pleased to announce both an Entry Level Scholarship and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship award, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women!
These awards develop future academic leaders and offer up to £20,000 and £30,000 for research aimed at improving outcomes for women with vulval conditions.

For more information, please visit:
BSSVD WoW Entry Level Scholarship
BSSVD WoW Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Call launch: 18 April 2024
Application deadline: 11 July 2024
Application Outcome: October 2024


Please watch this space for additional funding opportunities!


Please note that we have paused for 2022 the BSSVD annual grant of £10K in light of the joining funding pots.


For more information please contact the BSSVD Research lead Dr Rosalind Simpson via the BSSVD email address

2024 Winners: 

Dr Christos Tziotzios

Genome-wide association study and meta-analysis in female lichen sclerosus

2019 Winners
Dr Savalingham & Dr Almadori

Early Detection of vulval Cancer Through vulval self-Examination
The effect of Adipose-derived Stem Cells (ASC) and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Vulval Lichen Sclerosus

2023 Winners: 

Miss Athina Lountzi

Research priorities in vulvodynia: A modified Delphi study


Dr Sophie Rees & Dr Caroline Owen

Lichen Sclerosus Patient Information Resource

2021 Winner: 
Dr Lisa Kirby

The patient perspective: Vulval Lichen Sclerosus treatments and the potential use of laser