Important Dates

September 16, 2019
Mid-career award applications due to the DF.
October 15, 2019
Applications for the 2020 Career Development Awards, Fellowships, and Research Grants due to the DF.
November 1, 2019
Deadline for CDA renewal requests.
February 3, 2020
Applications for 2020 Diversity Research Supplement Award due to the DF.
 

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Research Awards Program

The DF's Research Awards Program offers a variety of research awards intended to further the specialty and enable advancements in patient care. 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.

All DF-funded research must be conducted in the U.S. under the sponsorship of a department/division of dermatology that is ACGME-approved for training in dermatology. Applicants must meet the DF's general eligibility requirements, in addition to award-specific requirements presented on or before the time of funding. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Dermatology Foundation encourages applications concerning health issues impacting minority groups, including, but not limited to, racial minorities, sexual­ gender/LGBTQ minorities, and underserved/disadvantaged populations.

Special Opportunity — Apply by November 18, 2019

Dermatology Foundation - MRA Melanoma Detection or Prevention Mid-Career Investigator Award

The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to partner with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) to co-sponsor a unique opportunity for a mid-career investigator. Grant applications are requested for dermatologic research addressing improved approaches for melanoma detection or prevention.

The award will provide $100,000 in research support for one year beginning July 1, 2020, with the option to renew for one additional year. All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, November 18, 2019.

This award will support innovations in melanoma diagnosis/detection/prevention. A detailed award description and applicant eligibility requirements are found here.

Please note, to apply for this unique opportunity, candidates will need to reference and utilize the MRA's application instructions and the proposalCENTRAL online application tool at https://proposalcentral.altum.com/.

Please Note:

New for 2020, the DF will accept applications only through Dropbox. Please contact the DF at DFRAP@dermatologyfoundation.org prior to the award due date to obtain your individual, secure submission link.

The Dermatology Foundation is now accepting applications for 2020 mid-career awards, career development awards, fellowships, and grants. Interested individuals are encouraged to carefully read the general and award-specific eligibility requirements before completing an application package. Applications received after the deadline cannot be considered for funding. Funding begins July 1, 2020.

The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to once again offer two opportunities for mid-career investigators: the Stiefel Scholar Award and the Sun Pharma Research Award. Click here for the specific eligibility requirements and application instructions. Interested individuals will also need to download the appropriate application form.

Please read the Applicant Instructions carefully for the most current eligibility and application information. Application forms have been updated to obtain additional information. Applicants are encouraged to download the most up to date forms.

Recipients of career development awards may request renewal for a second or third year of funding. Instructions for preparing a renewal package can be found in section VI of the Applicant Instructions.

The DF 2019 Research Award Recipients were announced at the Foundation's annual membership meeting in Washington, DC on March 2nd. Congratulations to all who received the DF's 59 research awards.

Several of the recipients stopped by the DF booth to share their thanks.

  • Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D. - Charles and Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award in Skin Cancer
    Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
    Charles and Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award in Skin Cancer
  • Marlys S. Fassett, M.D., Ph.D. - Physician Scientist Career Development Award
    Marlys S. Fassett, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    Physician Scientist Career Development Award
  • Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D. - Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
    Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D.
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
  • Alicia Little, M.D., Ph.D. - Women's Health Career Development Award
    Alicia Little, M.D., Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Women's Health Career Development Award
  • Alina Markova, M.D. - Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
    Alina Markova, M.D.
    Cornell University
    Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
  • Aaron M. Secrest, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. - Public Health Career Development Award
    Aaron M. Secrest, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    University of Utah
    Public Health Career Development Award
  • JiaDe Yu, M.D. - Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award
    JiaDe Yu, M.D.
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Pediatric Dermatology Career Development 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 dfrap@dermatologyfoundation.org.

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.

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