Research Awards Program
The DF's Research Awards Program offers a variety of research awards intended to advance the specialty. 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.
The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to again offer an award developed to enhance diversity in the field of dermatology and the specialty’s academic workforce—the 2019 Diversity Research Supplement Award (DRSA). The DRSA is available to recent recipients of DF career development awards to supplement their efforts on existing research projects. Each award is to be used to support the in-depth participation of a medical student in a defined full-time research plan. The student must be identified as belonging to an under-represented minority (URM) group, as defined by the NIH.
Each DRSA will provide $5,000 to cover direct expenses associated with the participation of a URM medical student in a research project. A limited number of awards will be available. Application packages are due to the Foundation on February 1st, 2019 for funding beginning the following June 3rd. For more information, download the Applicant Instructions and the application form.
Important Information for Medical StudentsA number of recent CDA recipients have indicated their interest in working with a medical student. The list of individuals and opportunities can be found here. Interested medical students may contact the DF to request the email addresses for these individuals.
The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to announce a new research award made possible by a generous contribution from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc—the 2019 Sun Pharma Research Award. The Foundation welcomes award applications for basic, clinical, or translational research related to inflammatory skin disorders.
The Sun Pharma Research Award is designed to support outstanding mid-career investigators and provides $100,000 in annual support for up to three years. Funding for year one of the award will be effective July 1, 2019.
Click here for the specific eligibility requirements and application instructions. Interested individuals will also need to download the Sun Pharma Research Award Application Form. All award applications are due on or before Monday, September 17, 2018.
The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to offer a three-year research award made possible by a generous contribution from Charles and Daneen Stiefel—the 2019 Stiefel Scholar Award. This award is designed to support outstanding investigators committed to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of skin cancer (melanoma or non-melanoma) and/or its treatment. A generous mechanism of support providing $100,000 per year, this award is intended for mid-career investigators.
Click here for the specific eligibility requirements and application instructions. Interested individuals will also need to download the Stiefel Award Application Form. All award applications are due on or before Monday, September 17, 2018
Recipients of career development awards may request renewal for a second or third year of funding. Instructions for preparing a renewal package can be found in section VI of the Applicant Instructions.
If you have any questions regarding the Foundation's Research Awards Program, or a current award, please call the Foundation office at 847-328-2256. Or if you prefer, you may send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DF 2018 Research Award Recipients were announced at the Foundation's annual membership meeting in San Diego on February 17th. Congratulations to the 58 individuals who received a DF career development award, fellowship or research grant.
Several of the recipients stopped by the DF booth to share their thanks.
Allen W. Ho, MD, PhD
Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Benjamin H. Kaffenberger, MD
Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
Cecilia Larocca, MD
Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
Sarah Whitley, MD, PhD
Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
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.