AAD open and upcoming grants, awards, and scholarships

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Open awards, grants, and scholarships

 Title  Eligibility Deadline to apply
The Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship The recipient must be a dermatologist and an acknowledged, expert clinician. The award recipient will present a lecture at the Summer Academy Meeting Plenary Session  and should have excellent speaking skills.
Aug. 31, 2014
Resident International Grant U.S. and Canadian senior dermatology residents. Sept. 30, 2014 & April 1, 2015
PICMED grant Dermatologists dedicated to continuing medical education and research. Oct. 12, 2014
The Eugene J. Van Scott Award for Innovative Therapy of the Skin and Phillip Frost Leadership Lecture Made significant contributions toward an innovative therapy of the skin with greater emphasis within the most recent five-year period. The recipient does not have to be a dermatologist.             Oct. 15, 2014
The Master Dermatologist award Should possess a national or international presence, have well-recognized expertise and should be a longstanding member of the AAD. Oct. 15, 2014
Young Investigators in Dermatology award
Young dermatology investigators in the United States and Canada who have performed outstanding basic and clinical/translational research.             Oct. 15, 2014
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
Practicing AAD member dermatologist who exemplifies compassionate, patient-centered care.          Oct. 15, 2014
Translational Biotechnology Fellowship at Galderma
Dermatologists seeking to advance science and explore career options within a pharmaceutical industry setting.            Oct. 15, 2014
SkinCare for Developing Countries
Academy members and non-members seeking funding for international volunteer and humanitarian projects.             Dec. 15, 2014
The Sulzberger Institute grant
Residents, fellows, and dermatologists seeking support for technology-based teaching applications that are novel and cutting-edge, and that also further clinical education in dermatology.             Feb. 1, 2015
The Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award and Lectureship
Physician or non-physician scientist of national or international stature whose contributions in the field of cancer research have been outstanding in importance and distinction. The award recipient will present a lecture at the Annual Meeting Plenary Session and should have excellent speaking skills. Feb. 28, 2015
The Clarence S. Livingood, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship Need not be a dermatologist or a physician, but should be a recognized expert in the area or issue to be presented, with a focus on the broader issues of dermatology, including organizational aspects, socioeconomic issues, ethics, concepts and features specific to the specialty of dermatology, professionalism and the "art" of dermatology.  The award recipient will present a lecture at the Annual Meeting Plenary Session and should have excellent speaking skills. Feb. 28, 2015
Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship Preferably should be a U.S. dermatologist. However, individuals who are not from the United States and/or who are not dermatologists are not excluded. Also should have made significant contributions to the understanding of clinical medicine via his or her basic research. The award recipient will present a lecture at the Annual Meeting Plenary Session and should have excellent speaking skills. Feb. 28, 2015
Native American Health Service Resident Rotation Program Dermatology residents from the United States who are in their second or third year of residency. April 1, 2015
The Academy Rising Star in Education Award A medical student, dermatology resident or a doctor in a fellowship in recognition of exceptional contributions to the Academy’s continuing professional development program. Nominations solicited in the fall
Professionalism award A medical professional or organization that has exemplified the highest standards of professionalism and medical ethics over their career or a considerable period of time. No deadline
Honorary Membership Leadership and service that affirms an uncommon and sustained dedication to dermatology in the goals of the Academy are of primary consideration. In most cases, the honorary membership is bestowed as recognition for a lifetime of dedication and distinguished service. No deadline
Members Making a Difference award
AAD member, who is chosen based on the significance of volunteer work they have done.             No deadline
AAD CME award
Dermatologists who earn a minimum of 150 CME credits during a three-year period.             No deadline
AAD Annual Meeting Scholarship Program International dermatologists nominated by their national dermatological society. No deadline


Upcoming awards, grants, and scholarships

Application open
Diversity Mentorship Program First- through fourth-year medical students who are considered to be underrepresented in medicine. Fall 2014
International Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant Dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists (within five years of completing residency) from the United States and Canada. Fall 2014
World Congress of Dermatology U.S. and Canadian dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists within 5 years of dermatology residency. Spring 2015
AAD Annual Meeting Poster Exhibit Scholarship Program Dermatologists from developing countries. Spring 2015


Research funding opportunities from outside organizations

National Psoriasis Foundation grants
Dermatology Foundation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Cancer Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Melanoma Research Foundation
National Rosacea Society
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute