Clinical Research Grant

The AARS is proud to offer research grants to advance clinical science, while nurturing young investigators in the field of acne and rosacea.

The selected research study results are featured on the AARS website, in publications, and in the AARS Newsletter.

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Clinical Research Grant Overview

The Grant Application deadline was closed on February 28, 2017. Grant award recipients will be funded in July 2017.

Description: The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) offers research grants to advance clinical science, while nurturing younger investigators in the field of acne and rosacea.  Research projects that are clinical/translational in nature will receive preferential consideration. Each grant will not exceed $10,000.

All funds are to be spent within 18 months of receipt of the award.  The AARS does not fund projects that are part of the NIH intramural research program or awards to private foundations without an academic affiliation to dermatology.

Eligible Candidates:  Dermatology residents and dermatology fellows, and recent graduates (within 5 years) of US dermatology residency are eligible to apply for these research awards. The sponsor (project mentor) of the applicant must be a member of the AARS but may not apply for or be named payee of the grant award.

Proposal: Provide a short discussion of the aims and relevance of the project including sufficient detail for evaluation by the AARS Grant Committee.  Previously published material may be submitted in support of the application.

Curricula Vitae: Attach a brief biographical sketch of the applicant that should include a recent, relevant bibliography.

Human Subjects: Applications related to research on human subjects must be accompanied by institutional review board approval, or submitted prior to the initiation of successful awards.

Animal Studies: Applications that involve research on animals must demonstrate their relevance to clinical dermatology.  In addition, they are to be accompanied by a written approval of an appropriate institutional committee, or submitted prior to the initiation of successful awards. 

Requirements: Within 30 days of completing the approved project, the grantee is required to submit a written report summarizing their research experience and findings.  The grantee must also present the work at an AARS meeting to be held within two years of funding.  If an approved project cannot be completed as originally proposed or within the time limits mandated the grantee must immediately contact the AARS.