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Call for Research Grant Applications in Hair Follicle Inflammatory Disease Biology
Application Deadline: June 1st, 2022

The Department of Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites Early Career Investigators working at the level of Instructor through Assistant Professor to apply for the Hair Follicle Inflammatory Disease Biology (HFIDB) Research Grant for up to $100,000 (over 2 years).

The individual selected for the HFIDB Award must have a strong career goal within the field of investigative dermatology. Responsive applications are anticipated to address research areas including; 1) the interaction of hair follicle development and function with inflammation, or 2) bulge area niche biology/disease as connected to microbiome, stem cells, innate and adaptive immunity, or 3) metabolomic and inflammatory interactions between host epithelium, immunocytes, and microbes. In addition, the research must focus on discoveries in the clinical or translational medical sciences designed to affect the understanding or treatment of skin disorders (e.g., acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, and rosacea). Interested applicants should also visit our listing of open Faculty Positions at https://case.edu/academic-careers/open-rank-faculty-position-tt-or-ntt-department-dermatology

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

• Applicant must have an MD/PhD, DO/PhD, PhD, or MD or DO with extensive research training;
• MD applicant must have completed a U.S. dermatology residency program and have at least 2 years of experience in research;
• PhD applicants must have completed at least 2 years post-doctoral training in cutaneous biology;
• MD and DO applicants must have a strong basic research background. PhD must have a strong cutaneous biology background;
• The applicant must spend a minimum of 75% of his/her professional time in research;
• Up to 20% PI effort (NIH salary cap) can be supported;
• Junior faculty in a department or division of dermatology, Instructor through Assistant Professor level, at the time of funding will be given preference

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Grant application must include the following components:
1. A letter (no more than 2 pages) from the applicant stating:
a) Career goals and plans for achieving these goals;
b)A description of plans to obtain further research support after completing this award;
c) Acknowledgment of the requirement to submit a progress report and an expenditure report at 12 months to allow eligibility for the second year of funding, and at the end of the 24 month award period;
d)Acknowledgement of the requirement to identify Donor support in all relevant research- related presentations and publications;
e) Acknowledgement to keep UHCMC Department of Dermatology informed of current and future relevant presentations and publications.
2. A curriculum vitae including education and training, academic appointments, key publications, and summary of ALL past (5 years), present, and pending research support specifying award titles, agencies, periods of support, and total direct costs.
3. A letter of support written by the Associated Chair of Dermatology on behalf of the candidate, covering the above requirements, endorsing the applicant and the proposal, and confirming the institution’s commitment to provide time and support to the applicant (no more than three pages).
4. A research proposal (no more than 3 pages for items 1-5 below) prepared by the candidate detailing the title, purpose, materials, methods and projected results. Proposals must be typed in Arial 11 pt. type with 0.5-inch margins.

A suggested format for the Research Proposal is listed below:
1. Specific Aims: What do you intend to accomplish? What hypothesis is to be tested?
2. Significance: What is the clinical/translational impact of the research? Evaluate existing knowledge in the field and rigor/reproducibility of the current research.
3. Preliminary Studies: Provide current preliminary data supporting the research Aims and Objectives.
4. Experimental Design: How will the research be accomplished? Describe the experimental design, the procedures to be used, and the manner in which the data will be analyzed, including the statistical/bioinformatic approach, and anticipated results/alternative strategies.
5. Timeline
6. Literature Cited

Human Subjects: Applications related to research on human subjects must be accompanied by written institutional review board approval or demonstration of a submitted IRB proposal prior to the release of HFIDB Award funds.

Animal Studies: Applications that involve research on animals must demonstrate their relevance to clinical dermatology. In addition, they must be accompanied by written institutional Animal Care and Use Committee review board or submitted IACUC proposal prior to the release of Award funds.

5. A line item budget and justification for the research project must be attached. Travel expenses up to $1500 may be included and must be documented. Indirect costs to the sponsoring institution are prohibited.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION / DEADLINE
The UHCMC HFIDB Award application deadline is June 1st, 2022. The application must be submitted with all required attachments in Adobe PDF file format. All applications should be sent to Ms. Maryann Bolden (maryann.bolden@uhhospitals.org) and Dr. Thomas S. McCormick (tsm4@case.edu). A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Visit https://case.edu/medicine/dermatology/ for additional information about the Department of Dermatology at CWRU and UHCMC.

SELECTION PROCESS
Selection of the recipient is projected to occur by July 1st, 2022 upon review by the UHCMC HFIDB Grant Committee.

GRANT AWARD PROCESS
Contract execution will be required and following full and timely completion, funding will start on
August 1st, 2022 unless otherwise requested by the Award recipient.

Human Skin Disease Resource Center Scholar Grants Request for Applications

The Human Skin Disease Resource Center (HSDRC) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School provides access to human specimens and cutting edge human analytic techniques to investigators at any institution who wish to carry out translational research on human skin disease.
The Center is committed to supporting diversity in skin disease research. We have funds available to support individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine (URiM) who wish to carry out projects through the Center. Center Scholar grants will provide up to $20,000 to support research stipends, laboratory supplies, reagents, and Center Services. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Who is eligible?
• High School students
• Undergraduate Students
• Medical or Graduate School Students
• Medical Residents
• Post-Doctoral Fellows

How do you apply?
• Get in touch with us at humanskin@bwh.harvard.edu
• We will work with you to develop a project (if needed) or help you define how best to allocate resources to a project of your own design.
Technologies and Services provided by the HSDRC include:
• Access to human healthy skin, pathologic specimens of skin diseases, human skin grafted mice
• Single cell RNA sequencing, CITE-seq, ATAC-seq, mass cytometry (CyTOF), multiplex immunostaining, single cell imaging, NanoString RNA & DNA profiling, digital spatial profiling

Already have a project you’d like help with? Send it in!

The scientific proposal should be no more than 5 pages. Please follow the format outlined below:

• Introduction and Specific Aims
• Preliminary data
• Experimental design
• References (not counted in 5-page limit)
• Biosketch or CV (not counted in 5-page limit), including current funding
• Submit to: humanskin@bwh.harvard.edu


PeDRA Research Fellowship

$20,000 of support will be awarded to as many as eight trainees or students to conduct one year of mentored research in the field of pediatric dermatology. Applications are due March 31, 2022 for fellowships beginning on July 1, 2022. More information can be found here.


Cutaneous Lymphoma Catalyst Research Grant

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Cutaneous Lymphoma Catalyst Research Grant, as part of our Research Awards Program (RAP), the first program of its kind dedicated exclusively to funding cutaneous lymphoma research.
The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s mission is to support every person with cutaneous lymphoma by promoting awareness and education, advancing patient care, and facilitating research.
To help achieve our mission, the Foundation’s RAP will support investigators interested in conducting innovative cutaneous lymphoma research designed to investigate the causes and improve treatments, clinical care and quality of life for patients. Discovering new avenues for better therapies and, one day, a cure for cutaneous lymphoma are key aims of this program.
Due to COVID and its impact on cutaneous lymphoma research, we are expanding eligibility for this award to include both actively funded grants and pilot projects.

Submissions due no later than April 15, 2022.

For information regarding eligibility and requirement along with the application process, visit:  www.clfoundation.org/catalyst