Research Funding Opportunities Announced at Major Dermatologic Conference
NAAF is pleased to publicize the release of 2015 Research Funding Announcements (RFAs) that outline Research Grant opportunities the support scientists and clinicians at various career stages and in numerous aspects of the field to pursue promising research ideas and innovative projects that will advance the development or discovery of safe, effective, affordable treatments and a cure for alopecia areata.
These RFAs were publicized at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) conference in Atlanta, Georgia in early May. This was a fitting venue for announcing RFAs since this meeting draws the top researchers from dermatology and related specialties and disciplines. Over 15 scientific posters representing new and exciting alopecia areata research were on display. Many of these were selected for oral presentations during minisymposia. NAAF staff attending the SID had the opportunity to meet young, up-and-coming investigators, hear from seasoned researchers and network with industry representatives at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation Reception & Alopecia Areata Research Update.
In addition to Investigator-Initiated Grants, NAAF is also providing Bridge Funding Grants to support promising investigators who are revising outstanding National Institutes of Health award applications. Awards range from $1,500-$100,000. The deadline for application submission is August 1, 2015.