Research Funding

American Skin Association Grants Announced

The American Skin Association’s (ASA) 2018 funding opportunities in dermatology have been announced.  ASA seeks to provide funding for top researchers, physicians, and medical students who are dedicated to the field of dermatology.  Through these grants, ASA hopes to broaden understanding and increase knowledge of various skin diseases.

ASA is currently inviting application submissions from medical students and established researchers alike.  The following grants are being offered this year:

  • Milstein Research Scholar Award in  Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer ($60,000)
  • Calder Research Scholar Award in Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders ($60,000)
  • ASA Research Scholar Award in Dermatology ($60,000)
  • Research Grants in the areas of Childhood Skin diseases/Disfigurement, Psoriasis/Inflammatory Skin Diseases, Skin Cancer & Melanoma, and Quality of Life/health Services/Outcomes Studies ($15,000)
  • Hambrick Medical Student Grants for those students working in the area of Melanoma & Skin Cancer ($7,000)


Submission deadline is Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 EST.  All applications should be completed online at

For submission instructions and award information click here.

AHA Vascular disease Research Network RFA

American Heart Association’s Vascular Disease Research Network
Request for Applications Now Available Online

The full Request for Applications is now available online!

Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the AHA Vascular Disease Network on or before August 1, 2017. Letters of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart beginning July 1, 2017. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.

While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary.

For more information, including the full request for applications, visit the Vascular Disease Research Network website.

NCSAR Pilot Grant Program

Deadline:  Friday, July 28, 2017

The NCSAR pilot grant is designed to support innovative pre-clinical translational and clinical research projects to improve investigation, diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse related disorders.

This first request for applications focuses on substance abuse and its consequences on the biological functioning within the CNS, with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic strategies aimed at preventing and treating drug addiction and the associates co-morbidities.

Information on this opportunity can be found on the NCSAR website

Questions may be directed to:

Shilpa Buch, Ph.D.
NCSAR Director
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sara Dejano
Office Assistant to Dr. Buch
University of Nebraska Medical Center