Important Dates

October 15th
Applications for the 2016 Research Awards due to the DF office.
November 2, 2015
Due date for renewal of Stiefel Scholar and career development awards.

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2015 Stiefel Award Application Materials
Applicant Instructions
Application Form (Word)
Application Form (PDF)
2015 Research Award Descriptions and Eligibility Requirements
2015 CDA, Fellowship and Grant Materials
Applicant Instructions
Application Forms
CDA Renewal Instructions
CDA Renewal Application Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Application Review & Common Omissions
Information for Department Chairs and Program Directors
New Application Quotas
Chair's Comments of Support
Information for Current Award Recipients
Download PowerPoint DF Slide
Download Slide as a PDF
Final Research Report Forms
Final Financial Report Forms
Research Award Recipients
2015 Recipients
2014 Recipients
2013 Recipients
2012 Recipients
2011 Recipients

Coming in July:

Application instructions and eligibility requirements for all 2016 research awards will be available here.

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.

Interested individuals are encouraged to carefully read the general and award-specific eligibility requirements before completing an application package. All proposals are due to the DF office by October 15, 2015. Applications received after October 15th cannot be considered for funding. Funding will begin July 1, 2016.

New Policy for Award Transfer Requests

DF research awards are granted on the basis of information provided by an applicant in their application. Please be advised, requests for transferring an award to a different institution will not be considered or granted. Award recipients who transfer to new institutions must inform the DF immediately. Those who transfer are able to re-apply for funding the following year, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

Renewing a Career Development Award
Recipients of career development awards may request renewal for a second or third year of funding. Renewal requests for 2016 are due to the Foundation office no later than November 2, 2015. Instructions for preparing a renewal package can be found in section VI of the Applicant Instructions, available in July 2015.

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.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, or a current award, please call the Foundation office at (847) 328-2256. Or if you prefer, you may send your inquiry to
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