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Women’s Health Research Grant

WDS, in collaboration with the Dermatology Foundation, is pleased to offer the Women’s Health Research Grant. 

Purpose of Award

This award is intended to focus on women’s health issues where further research is needed. Funding is available for research in the areas of women’s health issues, which range from disorders that affect primarily women, such as lupus and scleroderma, to the effects of hormones and environmental factors on the skin and cutaneous aging.

If you have any questions regarding the Women's Health Research Grant, please contact the Dermatology Foundation via email at

Applicant Eligibility

  • M.D.; M.D., Ph.D.; Ph.D.; or D.O. degree
  • M.D.; M.D., Ph.D.; and D.O. applicants must be no greater than 12 years beyond their terminal degree and Ph.D. candidates must be no greater than 8 years beyond their terminal degree—as of January 1, 2022
  • Proposed research focuses on women’s health issue
  • Junior investigator in the early stages of academic career
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to skin research
  • Project not funded from other sources
  • NOT available to residents unless in a research year of a 4-year program defined by no more than 20% of time devoted to clinical responsibilities 

Application Timeline

Applications due November 1, 2022
Reviews - January to March 2023

The list of award recipients will be available in March 2023

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