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2022 Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant – CLOSED

Status Closed Description
In collaboration with the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), NAAF is excited to offer a new opportunity for research explorations focused on pediatric alopecia areata (AA).
The 2022 Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant will award up to $50,000 to stimulate scientists to establish or sustain research programs focused on pediatric AA and advance novel insights into pediatric AA. Investigators with any innovative research idea are encouraged to apply, with priority  given to proposals that address one or more of the following areas of interest:
  • Investigations of targets or pathways that will advance understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric AA
  • Investigations of epidemiology or the natural history of pediatric AA
  • Elucidation of the burden of pediatric AA on patients and families including the psychosocial impact
  • Advances in treatment or tools for treatment decision-making by patients and families
Priority consideration will be given to projects led by early-to-mid career principal investigators collaborating with senior mentors and projects that address high-priority research questions. Additional priority will be given to applications that support NAAF and PeDRA’s commitments to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion across all facets of their organizations and the research they support.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 15, 2022.


View the RFP: RFP NAAF PeDRA Challenge Grant


View the Application:  Application NAAF PeDRA Challenge Grant