Research grants from outside organizations

Below is information on non-AAD research grants that may be of special interest to dermatologists. 

National Psoriasis Foundation grants

The National Psoriasis Foundation Research Program funds and promotes research into psoriatic disease and related comorbidities under NPF's mission of finding a cure for psoriatic disease and improving the lives of those affected. 

NPF is offering six different research grant opportunities: Discovery Grants, Translational Research Grants, Early Career Research Grants, Bridge Grants, the 2017 Public Health Challenge Grant, and Psoriatic Arthritis Research Grants. Learn more.

Richard B. Stougton Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship enables a dermatologist-in-training to present a poster and attend the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Scientific Meeting. Learn more.  

Dermatology Foundation

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. Learn more.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Research Grants 

The ASDS supports research activities that stimulate research relevant to dermatologic surgery and/or cutaneous oncology. Up to $200,000 in research funding is available in 2019. Learn more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. The program seeks outstanding mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health policy and requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C. Learn more and apply for the fellowship.

National Eczema Association
The NEA funds research grants that range from $5,000 to $100,000 to improve the health and quality of lives of individuals with eczema. Learn more.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Learn more about available grants and tips on successful applications.

National Cancer Institute
Learn more about funding opportunities.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Learn more about current biomedical research programs, including:

  • HHMI Investigator Program
  • International Early Career Scientist Program
  • Senior International Scholars Program
  • Faculty Scholars Program
  • Janelia Research Campus

Melanoma Research Foundation
Each year, the MRF provides emerging and established scientific investigators with highly sought-after grants that will allow them to explore new avenues in melanoma biology, prevention and treatments, ultimately leading to a cure. Learn more about melanoma research grants.

National Rosacea Society
The National Rosacea Society awards grants of $10,000 to $25,000, or higher in special cases, for research on rosacea. Because the etiology of rosacea is unknown, high priority is given to research in such areas as the pathogenesis, progression, mechanism of action, cell biology, and potential genetic factors of this conspicuous and often life-disruptive condition. Studies may also be funded in such areas as epidemiology, predisposition, quality of life, and associations with environmental and lifestyle factors. Product development studies (e.g., drug or device testing), which are more appropriately funded by commercial sources, will not be considered. Learn more about applying for a research grant.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCORI has four funding cycles per year. They also issue “targeted” funding announcements that seek proposals to study specific high-priority topics, offer special one-time funding opportunities, have funded a series of “Pilot Projects” studying methods for engaging stakeholders in research, and fund contract research through Requests for Proposals. View all open funding opportunities.

American Skin Association
Through its national program of grants and awards, American Skin Association has committed over $7.9 million to underwriting research by a new generation of scientists trained in dermatology and dedicated to overcoming the most serious forms of skin disease. Learn more about the ASA's research awards and grants.

The Skin Cancer Foundation 2019 Research Grant Awards Program 

Two grants of $50,000 and one grant of $25,000 will be awarded to research projects and clinical studies related to improving methods of skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Researchers are invited to submit applications for one-year projects to be conducted in the dermatology departments of medical institutions within the United States. Submissions will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Research Grants Committee and applicants will be notified by Dec. 21, 2018. Award presentations will take place at the Foundation’s Annual Reception on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Grantees must be present at the reception to accept their awards.
Learn more about applying for this grant

Melanoma Research Alliance

The FY18 PRCRP Horizon Award supports junior-level scientists in conducting impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., Mentor). The Horizon Award, a 2-year award with maximum direct costs of $150,000 over the 2-year period, challenges junior scientists to develop and implement research in the cancer field. This opportunity allows for junior investigators to develop a research project, investigate a problem or question in the field of cancer, and further their intellectual development as a cancer researcher of the future.

Applications are available now. Pre-application submission deadline is August 28, 2018 and full application submission will close on September 26, 2018.

The Noah Resident Lectureship Award

Since 1958, Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (Noah) has offered its members exceptional educational programming in unparalleled settings. We now offer a unique opportunity for dermatology residents and fellows who represent the future leaders of dermatology. The award recipient is required to present their research at the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society Annual Meeting at Gurney's Newport Resort in Newport Rhode Island, May 6-10, 2020.

The scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to cover the cost of transportation and travel expenses to and from the meeting, complimentary meeting registration, admission to all lectures, invitations to all scheduled Noah social events and dinners, and a standard hotel room for the duration of the conference.

Learn more about applying for this lectureship award.