AAD open and upcoming grants, awards, and scholarships

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Open awards, grants, and scholarships

 Title  Eligibility Deadline to apply
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. No deadline
The Clarence S. Livingood, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship A recognized expert in the area or issue to be presented 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. Does not have to be a dermatologist. The award recipient will present a lecture at the Annual Meeting Plenary and should have excellent speaking skills. No deadline
Marion B. Sulzberger, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship A dermatologist who has 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. No deadline
The Everett C. Fox, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship
 A dermatologist who is an acknowledged, expert clinician. The award recipient will present a lecture at the Summer Academy Meeting Plenary Session and should have excellent speaking skills.
 No deadline
AAD Cochrane Scholarship Two annual award recipients will receive a travel grant of up to $3000 to attend the 2015 Cochrane Colloquium in Vienna, Austria (October 3-7) to learn state-of-the-art techniques for producing high quality systematic reviews. March 2, 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
Resident International Grant U.S. and Canadian senior dermatology residents. April 1, 2015 & Fall 2015
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.
No deadline 
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. Spring 2015


Upcoming awards, grants, and scholarships

Application open
Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship
Dermatologists from developing countries. Spring 2015
PICMED grant
Dermatologists dedicated to continuing medical education. Winter 2015
The Master Dermatologist award Should possess a national or international presence, have well-recognized expertise and should be a longstanding member of the AAD. Autumn 2015
Young Investigators in Dermatology award Young dermatology investigators in the United States and Canada who have performed outstanding basic and clinical/translational research. Autumn 2015
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award Practicing AAD member dermatologist who exemplifies compassionate, patient-centered care. Autumn 2015
Diversity Mentorship Program First- through fourth-year medical students who are considered to be underrepresented in medicine. Autumn 2015
International Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant Dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists (within five years of completing residency) from the United States and Canada. Summer 2015
 The Sulzberger Institute grant Residents, fellows, and dermatologists seeking support for technology-based teaching applications that are novel and cutting-edge, and further clinical education in dermatology. Autumn 2015
SkinCare for Developing Countries Academy members and non-members seeking funding for international volunteer and humanitarian projects. Winter 2015
Richard B Stoughton Memorial Fellowship Applications are invited from US dermatology residents.  The Fellowship will enable a dermatologist in training to present a poster and attend the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Scientific Meeting.  Early 2016


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