Research ACTIVITES

The Charity supports a wide range of research activities, from academic and translational research to clinical studies. The Charity also provides direct grants to researchers and medical professionals working in dermatology.

LABORATORY RESEARCH

Founded by the Charity in collaboration with UCD, the Charles Institute is at the cutting edge of dermatology research in Ireland.

BEDSIDE RESEARCH

The Charity works with medical providers on translational research and clinical trials in specialised dermatology centres.

RESEARCH FUNDING

The charity has committed funding of €22.8m to projects researching, treating and advocating on behalf of those suffering from diseases of the skin in Ireland.

2021

Irish Skin Foundation

€1,794,639

Skin Disease advocacy organisation core costs.

2021

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000

Travel fellowship (Not yet awarded).

2021

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000 (Ea)

5 Small project bursaries (Not yet awarded).

2020

University College Dublin Foundation

€50,000

Janssen-CDSCHC Newman Fellowship in Dermatology.

2020

St Vincent’s University Hospital/Belfast City Hospital

€153,217

Co-morbidities in hidradenitis suppurativa and systematic review of cardiovascular diseases in hidradenitis suppurativa.

2020

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€60,000

Cutaneous Allergy Fellowship.

2020

Tallaght University Hospital

€59,910

Unlocking the role of Mucosal Associated Invariant Natural Killer T cells in Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

2020

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000

Travel fellowship awarded to Dr. Eilis Nic Dhonncha.

2020

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€2,500 (Ea)

5 Small project bursaries.

2019

School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

€82,349

Evaluation of the IL-17 pathway as a therapeutic target for hidradenitis suppurativa.

2019

UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology

€78,000

Characterization of Demodex mite secretions and their effects on human skin resident cells and follicular bacteria.

2019

School of Psychology, Trinity College

€8,680

The challenges of living with chronic skin disease when homeless.

2019

Mater University Hospital

€30,454

Upgrading the phototherapy unit.

2019

National and International Skin Registry

€3,000,000 (2020-2024)

The development of skin registries in Ireland.

2019

Irish Skin Foundation

€47,911

National Skin Registry development support.

2019

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000

Travel fellowship awarded to Dr Roisin O’Connor.

2019

Irish Dermatology Nurses Association

€2,500 (Ea)

4 Small bursaries (Not yet awarded).

2019

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000 (Ea)

5 Small project bursaries.

2018

Professor Brian Kirby

€67,172

Composition of innate lymphoid cell subsets in skin and blood of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, correlation with disease severity and response to treatment.

2018

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000

Travel fellowship awarded to Dr. Muriel Sadlier.

2018

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000 (Ea)

5 Small project bursaries

2018

Irish Dermatology Nurses Association

€25,000 (Ea)

4 Small bursaries.

2017

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€25,000

Travel Fellowship to Dr Dmitri Wall, awarded in October 2017.

2017

Irish Association of Dermatologists

€2,500 (ea)

5 Small project bursaries.

2017

Irish Dermatology Nurses Association

€2,500 (ea)

4 Small bursaries.

2017

Irish Skin Foundation

€1,649,031

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (Core costs support to December 2020).

2017

Professor David Hevey

€8,679

Hidden and visible scars: the lived experiences of patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

2016

Irish Skin Foundation

€525,000

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (core costs and National Skin Registry development support).

2016

Professor Alan Irvine and Professor Jonathan O’B Hourihane

€929,823

Investigation of the effect of short-term neonatal skin barrier protection in the prevention of eczema and food allergy in high-risk Irish children: a prospective, randomised intervention study (5 year project to 2021).

2016

Dr Helen Rea

€50,000

Pathophysiology of Rosacea.

2015

Irish Skin Foundation

€400,000

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (core costs and National Skin Registry development support).

2015

Charles Centre for Dermatology in University Hospital limerick

€280,572

Contribution to the cost of equipping the Charles Centre.

2015

Dr Nicola Ralph

€10,000

A Prospective, Open, Multi-Centre Photopatch Test Study of Patients Suspected of Photoallergy to Organic Sunscreens and Topical Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Used Within Europe.

2014

Irish Skin Foundation

€247,000

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (core costs and National Skin Registry development support).

2013

Irish Skin Foundation

€537,500

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (core costs and National Skin Registry development support).

2012

Irish Skin Foundation

€271,058

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (core costs).

2011

Irish Skin Foundation

€65,166

Skin Disease advocacy Organisation (start up costs).

2011-2014

Charles Centre for Dermatology at St Vincent’s University Hospital.

€1,795,555

Expansion, upgrading and equipping of the Charles Centre for Dermatology

2010-2021

Charles Institute of Dermatology at University College Dublin

€2,000,000

Charles Institute start-up fund.

2009-2011

Charles Institute of Dermatology at University College Dublin

€8,433,198

Building the Charles Institute.

Grant applications

There are 2 documents available for download below to assist you in making an application to the City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity for research funding. Please right click to download the files and send completed applications to the address below. We look forward to receiving your application.

Seamus Kennedy

City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity Charity Office,
Charles Institute, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4.