Research Awards Program
The DF's Research Awards Program offers a variety of research awards intended to advance the early academic careers and research efforts of physicians and scientists in dermatology and cutaneous biology. An emphasis is placed on supporting research that benefits the dermatology community at large and has significant potential to advance patient care. It is the expectation that the recipients of Foundation awards will be tomorrow’s expert teachers, innovative investigators and master clinicians in dermatology.
New Award Available for 2018—Apply by September 15, 2017
The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to introduce a three-year research award made possible by a generous contribution from Charles and Daneen Stiefel—the 2018 Stiefel Scholar Award.
This award is designed to support outstanding investigators committed to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of skin cancer (melanoma or non-melanoma) and/or its treatment. A generous mechanism of support providing $100,000 per year, this award is intended for early to mid-career investigators.
Applications are now being accepted by the Dermatology Foundation. Click here for the specific eligibility requirements and application instructions. Interested individuals will also need to download the Stiefel Award Application Form. All award applications are due on or before Friday, September 15, 2017.
Questions may be directed to the DF staff at DFRAP@dermatologyfoundation.org or 847-328-2256.
Funding information and application instructions for the 2018 Career Development Awards, Fellowships, and Grants will be available in July.
The DF 2017 Research Award Recipients were announced at the Foundation’s annual membership meeting in Orlando on March 4th. Congratulations to the 52 individuals who received a DF career development award, fellowship or research grant.
Several the recipients stopped by the DF booth to share their thanks:
DF Stiefel Scholar Awardee Published in Science
Aimee Payne, M.D., Ph.D.
Congratulations to Aimee Payne, M.D., Ph.D., a DF Stiefel Scholar Awardee, and her colleagues on their work featured in the 2016 July issue of Science. The article, "Fighting autoimmunity with immune cells," reflects the work that was partially made possible by Dr. Payne's highly competitive DF award.
If you have any questions regarding the Foundation's Research Awards Program, or a current award, please call the Foundation office at (847) 328-2256. Or if you prefer, you may send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for Current Award Recipients
Award recipients can do something specific to help the Dermatology Foundation continue funding the research projects of today. The Foundation has prepared a PowerPoint slide to be used in your research presentations. It reads: "The Dermatology Foundation has supported and advanced my career." Click here to view and download a copy of the PowerPoint DF slide, or download the slide as a PDF.