Research Awards

Applications are now open for a joint BSSVD/ UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network Research grant. We have TWO funding awards of £10K each for research on this topic. If you are developing a project or planning to do so, then you can apply via our application form now.

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 Award:

We are pleased to announce an Entry Level Scholarship award, in partnership with Wellbeing of Women!

This award offers up to £20,000 for research aimed at improving outcomes for women with vulval conditions.

For more information, please visit: BSSVD WoW Research Award

Call launch: 11 May 2023
Application deadline: 3 August 2023


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

2021 Winner: 
Dr Lisa Kirby

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

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