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Opportunity profile: Danish funder delivers for dermatology


Leo Foundation offers skin disease grants with enviable success rates and is increasing its funding

Top tips

  • Read and check eligibility requirements and requests for supporting documentation—this often catches people out.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Leo Foundation’s philanthropic scope and show how your bid is in tune with that.
  • Feasibility is an important criterion; partner with other groups if you do not have the necessary experience in-house.
  • Skin cancer is out of scope for applications, but skin cancer models can be used in methodology.

For dermatology researchers, the Denmark-based Leo Foundation is a particularly valuable funder. The philanthropic organisation manages financial assets of around €2.3 billion and is accelerating its annual funding upwards of €20 million.

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