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Research Award Opportunities

March 24, 2016


The American Dermatologic Association is pleased to announce it’s 2016 Dermatology Resident/Fellow research award to two individuals whose research is related to the following subjects only:

  • The integral nature of Dermatology in Medicine.
  • Issues and matters leading to the marginalization of Dermatology.
  1. Awardees will be expected to present their research and findings to the general membership of the American Dermatological Association at the Annual meeting in Santa Barbara, CA on
  2. The ADA will cover the cost of attendance including travel, room, and board.
    1. An additional monetary grant of $500 will be provided to the awardees.
      Applicants must be an active Dermatology resident in good standing in an ACGME accredited Dermatology program or a Dermatology fellow having completed an ACGME accredited Dermatology residency within 5 years.  Applicants must have the approval and capacity to present at the 2016 ADA annual meeting. [Awardee will be expected to attend the entire meeting] Applicant’s proposed project must be under the mentorship of a faculty member of an ACGME accredited Dermatology program. [Mentors need not be ADA members]  Applications must be submitted electronically with an attestation from the applicant’s mentor and department chairperson unless they are one and the same.
      Application Deadline:
      May 9, 2016 (Applications received after this date will not be considered)
      About the ADA
      Founded in 1876, the American Dermatological Association (ADA) was the first national dermatological society in the United States. Its members are recognized leaders in Dermatology research, education, organizational medicine, and patient care. Its charge is to further the advancement of all aspects of scientific endeavor in Dermatology. In the execution of its enduring mission, it has been responsible for the development of a number of dermatologic organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Board of Dermatology.  Membership in the ADA is achieved through nomination and election based on meritorious contributions to the field of Medicine and Dermatology.
      The American Dermatological Association is funded entirely from membership dues. There are no external or commercial sources of support.
      To download an application click here

                     ADA 2016 Resident Research Award
                    Email:                                                     Telephone: (954) 452-1113

March 16, 2016
ESDR/SID Young Fellow Collegiality Travel Awards

Background:  A joint initiative between the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) and the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), the Young Fellow Collegiality Travel Awards are designed to promote the academic career development of researchers and clinician-scientists in investigative dermatology.
The joint vision of the two societies is to help promising researchers obtain international exposure of their work and thereby enhance their professionalism and sense of achievement.  The hope is that this would be a great way to stimulate academic exchange as well as new professional interactions and collaborations.
The program: The intent is for a young researcher in the US (who is active in SID activities), to submit an abstract (new data) for presentation at the ESDR Meeting.  Either en route to the ESDR Meeting or immediately after, the SID will support travel to visit a department or institute at which the individual could present some data and experience academic discussions/feedback (as well as local hospitality). 
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration of these travel grants, applicants must be a member of the SID (in good standing) and active in investigative dermatology in a US-based department, laboratory, or institution.  The applicant must also be employed as a Resident, PhD student, Post-Doctoral Fellow, or Assistant Professor. 
Selection: A committee made up of leaders from both the ESDR and SID will choose up to three applicants for the award.
The award: The successful applicants will be awarded a travel grant in the amount of $1,500 to assist with travel and accommodation expenses.  The ESDR will waive the registration fee associated with the 46th Annual Meeting of the ESDR to be held September 7-10, 2016 in Munich, Germany.  There will also be an opportunity for the successful applicant to present and discuss their data when visiting a department in Europe.  A senior member of your department should help to assist with the coordination of the visit to a host department.  Any additional costs associated with the travel will be borne on the applicant or by the host department.
Application:   Applications are to include the following for consideration. 

Must submit an abstract submission to the ESDR Meeting. Click here for access to the submission website.  The window for submission is March 1, 2016 through May 18, 2016.

  • A brief CV;
  • Details regarding the proposed department visit in Europe;
  • A letter of confirmation from the department host confirming the willingness to host you (if selected);
  • A copy of the aforementioned abstract submission

Submission:    Apply by email (with needed application materials attached) to Jim Rumsey, Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer ( or via fax at 216/579-9333.
Notification: Awardees will be notified by a representative of the SID no later than July 2016.

March 1, 2016

The CHANEL-CERIES Research Award of 40,000€ is intended to honor a scientific researcher with a proven track record in fundamental or clinical research work, for a one-year period, on the subject of PHYSIOLOGY OR BIOLOGY OF HEALTHY SKIN AND/OR ITS REACTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS.  TO APPLY