Nearly 10 million U.S children under the age of 18 are affected by eczema, with one‐third affected by moderate‐to‐severe disease. Despite recent therapeutic advances, the burdens on these patients, and their families, can be significant and many important research questions remain unanswered.
To address this need, the National Eczema Association (NEA) and the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) are collaborating to support targeted clinical research investigations focused on pediatric eczema with the Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant. Through this grant, NEA and PeDRA intend to accelerate research that improves the health and quality of life of pediatric eczema patients and their families.
This Challenge Grant is intended to stimulate early and mid‐career scientists as they seek to build and sustain careers as research investigators and future thought leaders within this critical field of study. Research proposals should address at least one of the following priorities related to pediatric eczema: Eczema Heterogeneity: Novel Insights; Innovations in Clinical Practice & Care; Understanding & Alleviating Disease Burden; Eczema Prevention.
Priority will be given to proposals that focus on clinical or translational research, are broadly applicable, and include a patient-centered or comparative effectiveness framework. Applications that support NEA’s and PeDRA’s commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion across all facets of their organizations and research are encouraged. Proposals that include basic research will be accepted, however, they should be combined with a significant clinical or translational component. Proposals related to the development or enhancement of mobile apps will not be accepted.
- Up to $50,000 to support one year of research
- Application deadline: 5:00PM PDT, Wednesday, June 1, 2022
- 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP)
Past Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant Recipients:
Jen Schoch, MD
2021 Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant
University of Florida
Neonatal cutaneous microbiome predictors of infantile eczema
Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE
2020 Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant
University of Pennsylvania
Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Childhood Atopic Dermatitis