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Research Award Opportunities

August 17, 2015
American Skin Association Research Grants $15,000
American Skin Association (ASA) is accepting applications for support of disease-specific research targeting the following five (5) disorders: Childhood Skin Diseases/Disfigurement, Psoriasis/Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders, and Quality of Life/Health Services/Outcome Studies. Research must be focused on one of these categories.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be working actively in areas related to dermatology. Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project. There is no age requirement. However, applicants without prior funding, who are in a formative stage of their career, or who are undergoing a mid-career research change will be given preference.
CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: An application must include:
1. A letter from the applicant stating:
a. career goals
b. relevance of the grant at this time
c. acknowledgment of the requirement to submit a progress report (written in layman’s language) and an expenditure report at the end of the grant period
d. acknowledgement of the requirement to list ASA support in all presentations/publications
e. acknowledgement to keep ASA informed of current and future dates of presentations and/or publications
2. 1-2 page curriculum vitae including education and training, academic appointments, key publications, and date of birth.
3. A letter (no more than two pages) written by the chairman of dermatology and mentor (if different) on behalf of the candidate endorsing the applicant and the proposal, and confirming the institution’s commitment to provide time and support to the applicant. Note: A chairman/mentor may endorse only ONE Research Grant applicant per year.
4. A research proposal (no more than two pages including references) prepared by the candidate detailing the title, purpose, materials, methods and projected results. Proposals must be typed in Arial 11 pt. type with 1-inch margins. Note: Human and/or animal use must be approved by the Institutional Review Board or equivalent and documented before funding is provided.
5. A line item budget and justification for the research project must be attached. Tuition, travel expenses, and indirect costs to the sponsoring institution are not allowed.
6. A summary of ALL past (5 years), current, and pending applications for research support, specifying grant titles, agencies, periods of support, and total direct costs. If none, please indicate.
Instructions and online application form for applying are posted on our website: The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
SELECTION PROCESS: Selection of the recipients will be made in December by the American Skin Association Medical Advisory Committee. Funding will begin January 2016 unless otherwise requested by the applicant.
About American Skin Association
Established to serve the now more than 100 million Americans afflicted with skin disorders, American Skin Association has evolved over the past two decades as a leading force in efforts to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease. Its mission has remained to advance research, champion skin health (particularly among children), and drive public awareness about skin disorders and their often devastating impact.

August 17, 2015
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation Young Investigator Award
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce that it is soliciting applications for its Young Investigator Award, which supports travel to the 2015 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH) to be held December 5-8 in Orlando, Florida.
This award, a $1,500 honorarium, will support travel of a young investigator who is attending the ASH Annual Meeting and is presenting cutaneous lymphoma related research.
Criteria for selection of the Young Investigator Award includes:

  • Individuals with a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.

  • Individuals with an academic rank no greater than assistant professor.

  • Individuals with demonstrable interest and/or achievement in clinical care, education or research in cutaneous lymphomas.

  • Individuals who have submitted an abstract and will presenting research at the 2015 ASH meeting.

Application Instructions:
Please e-mail CV, ASH abstract and supporting letter from mentor to Holly Priebe, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation ( by October 2, 2015.
The awardee will be notified by October 31, 2015.
For more information, download the online form here.

July 13, 2015
National Psoriasis Foundation
Now accepting proposals for NPF Research Grants
The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program funds and promotes psoriatic disease research, with the goal of finding better treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Grants are awarded to early career and established scientists, and fellowships are awarded to residents interested in studying and treating psoriatic disease.
Requests for Proposals for the 2015-16 NPF Research Program grants are now available.
Discovery Grants allow psoriatic disease researchers to undertake preliminary and "proof-of-concept" studies. The Discovery Grant program’s goal is to help investigators develop competitive grant proposals that will lead to long-term funding from the National Institutes of Health or other funding agencies. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for one year.
Translational Research Grants focus on the rapid translation of scientific discoveries from clinical, laboratory or population-based studies into treatments that have a clear benefit for patients with psoriatic disease. Applicants may request up to $100,000 per year for two years.
NEW THIS YEAR: Early Career Research Grants will fund graduate students and postdoctoral researchers pursuing psoriatic disease research projects. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one year.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s grant cycle, please send an email to . Deadline for submissions is Oct. 2, 2015.
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