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The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance Offers Grants and Fellowships to Researchers


PeDRA has awarded more than $1.8 million to researchers, and deadlines to apply for the next round of grants are coming soon.

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The Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), in fulfilling its goal of “improving the lives of children with skin disease and their families,” offers grants and fellowships to researchers in the field of pediatric dermatology.

Since 2016, PeDRA has awarded more than $1.8 million to researchers.

The group is now accepting applications for the following:

Emerging Investigator Research Grants (EIRG) Program

This program supports short-term (12-week maximum) mentored research experiences for medical students and pediatric residents to conduct projects relevant to pediatric dermatology. Awardees are expected to complete EIRG projects during the summer, or another suitable time agreed upon with a project mentor.

Awardees will receive $4,000 to support an in-person project or $1,500 to support a remote project, plus $1,000 to support travel to attend the PeDRA Annual Conference.

Application deadlines are 11:59 PM PT on:

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024

For complete details on how to apply, visit the Request for Applications site.

Research Fellowships Program

The PeDRA Research Fellowship program supports 1 year of mentored research for post-graduate trainees and medical students in the field of pediatric dermatology.

Fellowships are intended to support the development of the next generation of physician-scientists and the advancement of active research projects in the field of pediatric dermatology.

Fellowships involve a one-year stipend of up to $25,000 for a trainee or medical student conducting a project relevant to pediatric dermatology. The fellowship terms take place at the institution of the fellowship mentor, who must be an active member of PeDRA.

The application deadline is Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 11:59 PM PT.

For more details on how to apply, visit the Request for Applications site.

Study Support Grants

Study Support Grants provide financial support to active PeDRA studies to cover basic services such as research coordinator time, data hosting, and publication support.

These grants are available to PeDRA members only. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Opportunities Benefit Patients

To view past research programs PeDRA has funded, visit the Past PeDRA Grants and Fellowships Recipients page. These programs include investigations into all aspects of common and rare pediatric dermatologic conditions.

Mike Siegel, PhD, the executive director of PeDRA, encourages students and researchers to apply for grants and attend the PeDRA annual conference, which will be held October 24-26 this year in Phoenix.

“Whether you’re already in the field of dermatology or you’re considering it, you can get a sense for what we’re doing and get connected with this community for the benefit of patients,” he said in an interview with Dermatology Times.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities, email PeDRA at research@pedraresearch.org.

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