Diversity in Dermatology 

The Dermatology Foundation announces a new Career Development Award to support research addressing issues impacting groups underrepresented or underserved in medicine, including, but not limited to:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities.
  • Sexual and gender minorities.
  • Underserved/disadvantaged populations.

Know Before You Apply

All Foundation-funded research must be conducted in the U.S. under the sponsorship of a department/division of dermatology that is ACGME-approved for training in dermatology. Applicants must meet the DF’s general eligibility requirements, in addition to award-specific requirements presented on or before the time of funding. Applicants from minority populations are encouraged to apply.

The DF encourages applications concerning health issues impacting applicants from minority populations, including, but not limited to, racial minorities, sexual ¬ gender/LGBTQ minorities, and underserved/disadvantaged populations.

Am I eligble?

If you meet all of the requirements below, you may be eligible to apply for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Development Award.

  • MD; MD, PhD; PhD; or DO degree
  • Appropriate initial training in biomedical research (i.e., two- to three-year fellowship or postdoctoral training)
  • Junior investigator in the early stages of his/her career
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to skin research

How do I apply for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Development Award?

The DF is now accepting applications for career development awards, fellowships and research grants via our CDAFG Research Award Application Portal. The Applicant Instructions provided below include essential information potential applicants need to know to evaluate the various award opportunities and develop a successful application and research proposal. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to read sections II and III before assembling their application.

The DF has also prepared a Quick Reference Guide to enable users to quickly acclimate to the online application system.

Application deadline: October 15, 2024

Award Recipients | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Development Award

Courtney Johnson, MD, PhD
John's Hopkins University 
Investigating the Role of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in Immunodetection of Mycosis Fungoides