Grants to Support Research

PeDRA is the research arm of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD). Together, PeDRA and SPD are committed to boosting pediatric research in spite of the hurdles and inherent challenges related to funding research involving both rare and common children’s skin diseases. To this end, PeDRA and SPD are calling for proposals as part of a competitive award program.

New this year

• Total funds available for 2018: $97,600

• Two (2) grant cycles: May 1 and December 1, 2018

• Two (2) types of grants:

Pilot Grants – up to $7,500 for each project
Both single investigator/institution and multi-institutional/collaborate projects may be submitted for Pilot Grants. This grant is meant to support exploration of new research ideas where there is not enough information and/or preliminary data. Projects must be completed within one year of grant receipt

Team Grants – up to $25,000 for each project
A Team Grant is a proposal that is larger in scope and duration. Only       collaborative/multisite projects qualify for Team Grants. Prior pilot data may be an asset. Projects must be completed within 1-2 years of grant receipt.

*The number of grants varies by cycle depending on available funds and quality of proposals.

First cycle grant recipients will be notified in June 2018 and recognized at the SPD’s Annual Meeting this July in Lake Tahoe. Second cycle grant recipients will be notified in February 2019 and officially recognized at the SPD’s 2019 Pre-AAD Meeting in Washington DC (February 28). The application deadline for the first cycle 2018 grants is May 1, 2018.

PeDRA and SPD have implemented a fully automated online submission process.
Online Grant Submission Form

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Grant Support Guidelines

PeDRA/SPD Research Grant Recipients

Collaborative / Team Grant
Minnelly Luu, MD, USC/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Atopic Dermatitis: An Assessment of Lesional Morphology
by Race/Ethnicity

Collaborative / Team Grant
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Quality of Life of Parents with Children with Alopecia Areata

Pilot Grant – single site
Pranab Mukherjee, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dermatitis and the Microbiome

Pilot Grant – single site
Jennifer Schoch, MD, University of Florida
Exploring the Cutaneous Microbiome in Premature Neonates: A Pilot Study

December 2017 Recipients:

Collaborative / Team Grant
Minnelly Luu, MD, USC/Children’s Hospital of Los AngelesAtopic Dermatitis:
An Assessment of Lesional Morphologyby Race/Ethnicity

 

 

Collaborative / Team Grant
Leslie Castelo-Soccio, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Quality of Life of Parents with Children with Alopecia Areata

 

 

Pilot Grant – single site
Pranab Mukherjee, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Dermatitis and the Microbiome

 

Pilot Grant – single site
Jennifer Schoch, MD, University of Florida
Exploring the Cutaneous Microbiome in Premature Neonates: A Pilot Study

 

 

May 2017 Recipients:

Team Grant (Multisite)

Lisa Arkin, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Retrospective cohort study of pediatric onset discoid lupus

 

 

Pilot Project Grant (Multisite)

Elena Hawryluk, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Retrospective study of fatal pediatric melanoma cases

 

 

Pilot Project Grant (Single Site)
Megha Tollefson, MD, Mayo Clinic
Bone health in children with atopic dermatitis

 

Click here for past recipients