Awards, Research & Support


BSSVD & BSF Joint Small Grant Award

Entries are now open for the 2024 British Skin Foundation/British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease (BSF/BSSVD) Small Grant Award. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 27th March 2024 (23:59 GMT) in order to be considered further for support. Completed, eligible applications will be forwarded to the GAC in April. Applicants can expect to be notified with the outcome of their applications by the end of May 2024.


Vulval Trainee Award

The BSSVD 2021/2022 Trainee Award applications are now closed. Winners will be notified before April this year.

The BSSVD invites 2023/2024 Trainee Award applications from January 2023 (closing date 27th November 2023). The aim of this award is to facilitate an individualised programme of vulval training. Each award will be funded up to a maximum value of £2500.


Research Award

The BSSVD includes promotion of excellence in medical research in its goals. We are pleased to announce funding opportunities for research into vulval conditions!  The BSSVD has collaborated with two major partners - Wellbeing of Women (WoW) and the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network  (UK DCTN) to offer two separate research awards.

This is aimed to encourage healthcare staff to undertake investigative research.



President's Essay Prize

Topic for 2024 - TBC 

Entries will open shortly

An annual award is made to the most outstanding essay submitted to the BSSVD.

The word count is 750 to 1000 words.

The closing date is Monday 25th November 2024.

The winner will receive a £200 prize from the society along with the opportunity to have their essay published in the newsletter


The 2023 President's Essay prize has been awarded to Miss Sophie Warner

BSSVD President's Essay Prize - Sophie Warner

Travelling Fellowship Award

The BSSVD invites 2023/2024 applications from January 2023 (closing date 25th November 2024). The aim of this award is to facilitate a member of the BSSVD to visit a centre of excellent to develop their own professional understanding and expertise.


Meeting Bursary

The BSSVD has established a bursary to help towards the meeting costs for a trainee who wishes to present their work at a BSSVD meeting. The bursary is worth £300.



The BSSVD are a charity based in the UK and rely on the support of it's members and donations to continue work and research into Vulval disease. We are truly grateful for every donation received, you can now donate online by clicking below: