Resources For Researchers

Grant Writing Resources

PeDRA conducted a webinar on grant writing IN MAY 2016. Click here to access the audio and slide presentation.

Research Funding Opportunities

Research grants – medical and patient advocacy organizations
a)    Society for Pediatric Dermatology (http://www.pedsderm.net/sections/research.php)
c)    Women’s Dermatologic Society (http://www.womensderm.org/grants/)
d)    American Skin Association (http://www.americanskin.org/research/seekers.php)
e)    National Psoriasis Foundation (https://www.psoriasis.org/research/for-scientists/national-psoriasis-foundation-research-grant-program)
f)     National Eczema Association (http://nationaleczema.org/research/nea-funded-research/)
g)    Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types (http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/FIRST-Research-Grant-Program/page_id/771)

Research grants – government
a)    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/grants-funding/Pages/default.aspx)
c)    Additional Federal Grants, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and Department of Defense (DoD) funding opportunities (http://www.grants.gov)
Research tools
a)    REDCap (http://project-redcap.org/) is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases.
c)    PROMIS® (http://www.nihpromis.org) stands for Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System, which is a system of highly reliable, precise measures of patient–reported health status for physical, mental, and social well–being.
d)    ClinicalTrials.gov (http://clinicaltrials.gov/) is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
e)    VIVO (http://www.vivoweb.org/) enables the discovery of researchers across institutions. When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond.
f)     The DIRECT2Experts (http://direct2experts.org/) network, open to all biomedical institutions, is a pilot project research networking tool facilitated by the Research Networking Working Group of the NIH-supported Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium.
Research skills and proposal development, Ethics of research
d)    Explanation of NIH grant mechanisms and funding opportunities: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/funding_program.htm
f)    A guide for proposal writing from the National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf9891/nsf9891.htm
g)    NIH’s Bioethics Resources on the Web: http://bioethics.od.nih.gov/
h)   NIH Protecting Human Research Participants Course: http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php
i)    Collaborative research skills: http://www.teamscience.net
For early career investigators and investigators in training

Career Development Awards & Fellowship Awards

1. Society for Pediatric Dermatology (http://www.pedsderm.net/sections/research.php)
2. Dermatology Foundation (http://dermatologyfoundation.org/rap/)
3. NIH K award for early career/post-training (http://grants.nih.gov/training/careerdevelopmentawards.htm)
4. NIH T and F awards for in-training or post-doctoral investigators(http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm)
b)   Burroughs Wellcome Fund (http://www.bwfund.org/programs-offered)
c)   Howard Hughes Medical Institute(http://www.hhmi.org/programs/biomedical-research)
d)   Short-Term Mentorship Awards

1. Society for Pediatric Dermatology http://www.pedsderm.net/sections/mentorship.php
2. Women’s Dermatologic Society http://www.womensderm.org/grants/mentorship.php