Important Dates

October 17, 2016
Applications for the 2017 research awards due to the DF office.
November 1, 2016
Due date for renewal of Stiefel Scholar and career development awards.
March 4, 2017
2017 research award recipients announced.

Quick Links

2017 Research Award Descriptions and Eligibility Requirements
2017 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
2016 Recipients
2015 Recipients
2014 Recipients
2013 Recipients
2012 Recipients
Research Awards Program

The Dermatology Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 research awards. 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 17th. Applications received after October 17th cannot be considered for funding. Funding begins July 1, 2017.

The DF's Research Awards Program offers a variety of awards that are 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.

Important Updates for 2017
  • Research award applications requiring a mentor’s CV will be accepted in the new 5-page NIH bio-sketch format.
  • Research award applicants must be sponsored by a dermatology department/division that is ACGME accredited for training in dermatology.
  • DF research awards may not be deferred, except under extenuating circumstances.
CDA, Fellowship and Grant Applications

Award descriptions, eligibility requirements and detailed applications instructions for the DF research awards are available under the Quick Links section on this page. Please read the Applicant Instructions carefully before beginning your paperwork. Click here to go to the Research Awards Instructions and Forms page.

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
Renewing a Career Development Award
Recipients of career development awards may request renewal for a second or third year of funding. Renewal requests for 2017 are due to the Foundation office no later than November 1, 2016. Instructions for preparing a renewal package can be found in section VI of the Applicant Instructions.
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.
Go to RAP Instructions & Forms Page



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