Mentorship Grant

The AARS is proud to offer mentorship grants for the purpose of assisting young dermatologists to become leaders and experts in the field of acne and rosacea by acquiring additional academic skills which may not be available at their training institutions.

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

Click the link below to view past mentorship grant award recipients and their proposals:

Past Mentorship Grant Awardees


2016 Mentorship Grant Overview

Check back for AARS 2017 grant opportunities to be posted in December 2016!

Description:  The American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) offers mentorship grants for the purpose of assisting young dermatologists to become leaders and experts in the field of acne and rosacea by acquiring additional academic skills which may not be available at their training institutions.  Each grant will not exceed $3,000. 

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, dermatology fellows, and recent graduates (within 5 years) of US dermatology residency are eligible to apply for these mentoring 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.  This discussion should state what specific goals he/she hopes to achieve with the mentoring experience and the expected duration of mentoring.

Academic/leadership potential of the applicant must be demonstrated either from the applicant’s application or department chair’s support letters.

Mentor and applicant cannot be from the same institution and mentor must provide written acceptance of the applicant.  An applicant’s work is to be with one or two specific mentors, not with an entire department.

Budgeted items may include expenses related to travel specifically to the mentor locations and mini-research with the mentors.  They may not include registration fees for meetings or travel to meetings.

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

Requirements: 

  1. 30 days prior to the start of the mentoring project, the applicant is to reaffirm the dates of the project with the AARS.
  2. Within 30 days of completing the approved project, the grantee/mentee is required to submit a written report summarizing the skills or knowledge acquired from this experience. 
  3. Within 30 days of completing the mentoring experience, the mentor must also submit a follow-up report to AARS.
  4. If an approved mentoring project cannot be completed as originally proposed or within the time limits mandated, the grantee must immediately contact the AARS office.