Young Investigator Awards

Funding Agency:
American Academy of Dermatology

The AAD Young Investigator Awards are given annually by the Academy to young dermatology researchers in the United States and Canada who demonstrate the potential to become established, independently funded investigators in the field. The purpose of the award is to recognize significant research advances in the science and practice of dermatology.

The award has two tracks, one for basic/translational research and another for clinical research. One recipient from each track will receive a $6,000 prize and an engraved plaque during the Academy’s Annual Meeting.

Deadline: Sep. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicants must have a DO or MD degree, and have completed or be participating in a dermatology residency program in the U.S. or Canada accredited by:

    • The ACGME,

    • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or

    • The Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec.

  • MD and DO applicants must have initiated the research after medical school, and applicants with a PhD must have initiated the research after their PhD thesis work.

  • The research submitted must be completed; proposals or research in progress are not eligible.

  • Applicants must complete their research by age 40 and within eight years of completing a terminal degree.

  • An extension of up to two years may be granted for personal or family medical issues or the birth, adoption, or rearing of a child or children.

  • The submitted research must also be submitted for publication, in press, or published.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

September 1, 2023