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 2016.

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 2016.

Applications must be received by May 1, 2016. The awards will be officially recognized at the society's annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 14-17, 2016.


2015 Recipients:

William Weston Research Award
Nicole K. Brogden, PharmD, PhD & Heather Ciliberto, MD, University of Iowa
A Prospective Pilot Study to Define Epidermal Barrier Properties and Cytokine/Growth Factor Expression in Patients with Infantile Hemangiomas
Pilot Project Award
Nicholas Nguyen, MD & Anna Bruckner, MD, University of Colorado
A Pilot Study Exploring the Efficacy and Safety of Topical Oxybutynin 3% Gel for Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis in Adolescents and Young Adults
Pilot Project Award
Maria Teresa Garcia-Romero M.D., MPH, National Institute of Pediatrics - Mexico
Clinico-Pathological Correlation in Patients with Suspected Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Pilot Project Award
Sara Raimondi, PhD, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia - Italy
Role of Melanocortin-1 Receptor Variants in Childhood and Adolescent Melanoma


>>Grant Support Guidelines
>>2016 Grant Information Sheet (PDF file)