LEO Foundation Awards - for outstanding young skin researchers

LEO Foundation Dr Abildgaard Fellowships - for emerging research leaders

Research Grants in open competition - to support the best skin research projects worldwide

Education and Awareness Grants - to strengthen the pipeline of future researchers

Serendipity Grants - for novel and unexpected discoveries

Research Networking Grants - to enable knowledge-sharing and networking

LEO Foundation Visiting Researchers - fostering collaborations and exchange

Standalone grants - to strengthen excellent skin research

The skin is the largest organ of the body

We pave the way for curing skin diseases by catalyzing outstanding research that pioneers new discoveries and transforms our understanding of the skin and its diseases.

Covering two square meters and performing many functions, the skin is a vital organ of the body, providing a defense against everything from infections to sun and cold. But what happens in the skin when, for example, eczema or psoriasis occurs? Skin diseases are among the most common health problems worldwide, affecting around one in three people. We have become significantly better at treating the 3,000 or so known skin diseases, but many patients still lack effective treatments

Much more research is required to provide better diagnoses, treatments and perhaps even cures for the millions of people living with skin diseases.

At the LEO Foundation, we support free and independent skin research of the highest quality that can pioneer discoveries and transform our understanding of the skin and its diseases. We also provide grants for education and awareness activities that strengthen the talent base for the next generation of researchers, and promote and communicate science to the public.

We support research and activities that improve our understanding of the skin, including the medicinal, biological, chemical, and pharmacological mechanisms involved in skin diseases.

We also support research and activities addressing clinical issues among people who are in risk of developing, or have developed, a skin disease, including how it impacts their quality of life and the societal costs involved.

Finally, we support education and awareness activities in Denmark, within the fields of medicine, chemistry and pharmacy.

New York skin scientist wins prestigious LEO Foundation Award

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New Communication Manager and Editor at the LEO Foundation

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New York skin scientist wins prestigious LEO Foundation Award

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New Communication Manager and Editor at the LEO Foundation

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New Scientific Management Assistant for the LEO Foundation

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New Senior Scientific Officer for the LEO Foundation

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LEO Foundation Rising Star Prize 2024

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