Requests for Research Proposals

Funding Agency:
American Skin Association

Although the skin is our largest and perhaps most vulnerable organ, dermatological research remains one of the most underfunded areas of medicine. While one in three Americans suffers from skin disorders, the National Institutes of Health devotes less than 2% of its annual budget to discovering their cause and better methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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. Since the program's inception in 1996, funding has grown dramatically from $100,000 to over $1 million per year.

Composed of leading physicians and scientists, the organization's Medical Advisory Committee oversees grant making. Under its aegis, the program has supported the work of 150 investigators, ranging from gifted young researchers in the earliest phases of their careers to acknowledged leaders in the field.

Grants are concentrated in five areas — melanoma, skin cancer, psoriasis & inflammatory diseases, vitiligo & pigment cell disorders, and childhood skin diseases. Although recipients have pursued investigations in subjects ranging from acne to stem cell replacement, many have chosen to focus on melanoma.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Title: ASA Daneen & Charles Stiefel Investigative Scientist Award for Melanoma Research
Description: Supports emerging leaders in dermatology focused on melanoma research
Amount: $100,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Milstein Research Scholar Awards for Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Description: Supports basic science and clinical research for melanoma/non-melanoma skin cancer by gifted investigators in the early phases of their careers
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Calder Research Scholar Award in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders
Description: Supports new discoveries in the basic or translational medical sciences that impact the understanding or treatment of Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders by gifted investigators in the early phases of their careers
Amount: $60,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Mulvaney Family Foundation Research Grant in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders
Description: Underwrites new and ongoing clinical investigations in vitiligo/pigment cell disorders
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Melly Family Research Grant in Psoriasis/Inflammatory Skin Disease

Description: Underwrites new and ongoing clinical investigations in psoriasis/inflammatory disease
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Research Grant in Skin Cancer/Melanoma
Description: Underwrites new and ongoing clinical investigations in skin cancer/melanoma
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

 

Title: ASA Hambrick Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer
Description: Supports medical students to do research in the area of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. A chairman/mentor may endorse only one medical student per year.
Amount: $7,000
Deadline: October 1, 2019

Funding Type

Award
Grant

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 1, 2019