Research Grants

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) announces a call for proposals to compete for five research grants supporting the field of pediatric dermatology.

The William Weston Research Award (funding up to $15,000) supports scholarly clinical or basic research. Proposals are evaluated on their importance to pediatric dermatology, their scientific merit and their likelihood of success. Preference is given to young investigators seeking to establish a research program and to members of the Society. One (1) Weston Research Award will be given in 2015.

The Pilot Project Award (funding up to $7,500) supports the initiation of studies important to Pediatric Dermatology. Preference is given to clinical studies and to projects by SPD members. Collaborative clinical studies are encouraged. Recipients of Pilot Project Award are eligible to apply for the William Weston Research Award in subsequent funding cycles. Four (4) Pilot Project Awards will be given in 2015.

Applications must be received by May 1, 2015. The awards will be officially recognized at the society's annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-12, 2015.


2014 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Amy Paller, MD & Lacey Kruse, MD, Northwestern University and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
A Prospective Study to Determine the Effect of Circadian Rhythm and Sleep Disruption on Neurocognitive Function and Disease Severity in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Pilot Project Award
Kelly Cordoro, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Functional Characterization of the Inflammatory Infiltrate of Psoriasis in Children
Pilot Project Award
Sharon Jacob, MD, Loma Linda University
National Assessment of Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Evaluations
Pilot Project Award
Ingrid Polcari, MD, University of Minnesota
Intralesional Cidofovir for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Warts in the Pediatric Immune-suppressed Population


Click here for Past Grant Recipients


>>Grant Support Guidelines
>>2015 Grant Information Sheet (PDF file)