Dermatology Foundation

The Dermatology Foundation regularly offers a Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award ($55,000 annual salary stipend, renewable up to three years). Eligibility requirements and application instructions for the award are normally available by July 1 with a deadline for October 15 for funding to begin July 1 of the following year.

Additional details on the CDA can be found below or at the DF website at:


The Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award supports future intellectual leaders, educators, clinical scholars, and/or translational investigators in aspects of the specialty that relate to dermatologic diseases in infants and children.

Award Amount:
$55,000 salary stipend

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • M.D.; M.D.,Ph.D.; or D.O. degree
  • Applicants with an M.D.; M.D., Ph.D.; or D.O. must be no greater than 12 years beyond their terminal degree at the time of funding
  • Completed training in a US dermatology residency program and a US fellowship program in pediatric dermatology
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to skin research that can advance the field of pediatric dermatology
  • Junior faculty member in a department/division of dermatology in the early stages of an academic career (through Assistant Professor level)
  • Under the mentorship of an experienced educator, clinician or laboratory-based investigator
  • Mentor must have an academic appointment in dermatology or another program at the sponsoring institution that is approved by the dermatology chair
  • Strong institutional commitment for individual’s career development
  • NOT a recipient of a federally funded career development award