Research Grants

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

The Research Grants support the initiation of studies important to Pediatric Dermatology and are given in conjunction with the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), SPD's research arm. In 2016, there will be up to $85,000 available across two cycles to fund high quality studies for single investigator/institution or collaborative projects by SPD/PeDRA members. Collaborative projects must meet the objectives of a disease-specific group. All research proposals are reviewed and selected by a joint SPD/PeDRA Grant Review Committee and allocated directly by SPD/PeDRA as follows:

  • Pilot Grants - up to $7,500
    While collaborative projects are encouraged, at least one grant will be awarded to a single investigator/institution project. Projects need to be completed within one year of grant receipt.
  • Team Grants - up to $25,000
    A Team Grant is a collaborative proposal intended for several PeDRA members at different institutions and is larger in scope and duration; prior pilot data may be an asset. Projects need to be completed within 2 years of grant receipt.

The application deadline for first cycle 2016 is May 1, 2016. Grant recipients will be notified in June 2016 and be officially recognized at the society's 42nd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 14-17, 2016. The application deadline for second cycle 2016 is December 7, 2016. Grant recipients will be notified in February 2017 and be officially recognized at the society's Pre-AAD Meeting in Orlando, Florida on March 2, 2017.

2016 Recipients:

Team Grant
Beth Drolet, MD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Multi Center Phenotype-Genotype Analysis of Vascular Overgrowth Syndromes
Pilot Project Grant
Christine Lauren, MD, Columbia University
TADPOLES Study: Texting Atopic Dermatitis Patients to Omptimize Learning and EASI Scores
Pilot Project Grant
Christina Boull, MD, University of Minnesota
Cutaneous Findings in Fanconi Anemia and Patient Perceptions of Skin Changes

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