Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Dermatology Foundation - Research Career Development Award

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Dermatology Foundation (DF) Research Awards Program offers career development awards, fellowships, and grants that are intended to advance the early research efforts of individuals in dermatology and cutaneous biology. The DF is accepting applications for the Research Career Development Award. Emphasis is placed on supporting research that benefits the dermatology community at large and has significant potential to advance patient care. It is the expectation that the recipients of Foundation awards will be tomorrow’s expert teachers, innovative investigators and master clinicians in dermatology.

The award assists an individual in the transition from fellowship to established investigator. It provides career development support in skin research for a junior investigator. Applicants must:

  1. Have an M.D., Ph.D., or D.O. degree
  2. Have an appropriate initial training in biomedical research (i.e., two to three-year fellowship or postdoctoral training)
  3. Be a junior faculty member in a department or division of dermatology, through an assistant professor level, at the time of funding and throughout the term of the award
  4. Be a junior investigator in the early stages of his or her career
  5. Demonstrate a strong commitment to skin research
  6. Have a strong institutional commitment for the individual's career development
  7. Must not be a recipient of an NIH career development award.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 1-page summary of the research questions and aims of the proposed project and a 2-page biographical sketch.


Stipend is $55,000 per year and may be renewed for two additional years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

October 15, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at