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AAD Young Investigator Awards (dermatology USA | Canada)


The AAD Young Investigator Awards from the American Academy of Dermatology Association recognizes outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research by early-career dermatology investigators in the United States and Canada. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to become established, independently-funded investigators in dermatology. 

  • Applicant must hold DO, MD, or MD/PhD degrees.
  • Applicant must be a participant in or have completed a U.S. or Canadian dermatology residency program accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec.
  • For MD and DO applicants, submitted research must be initiated after medical school.
  • For MD/PhD applicants, submitted research must be initiated after PhD thesis work.
  • Submitted research must be completed; proposals or research in progress are not eligible.
  • Submitted research must be completed by age 40 and within eight years of completing a terminal degree.
  • Applicants may be granted an extension of up to two years for the completion of this research due to: 1) birth, adoption, or rearing of a child or children; or 2) personal/family medical issues.  
  • Submitted research must be submitted for publication, in press, or published.

One basic/translational researcher and one clinical researcher will be selected as the recipients of the awards. Each recipient will receive a $6,000 prize and be recognized with an engraved plaque during the Academy’s Annual Meeting.

Applications are open between June 1 and October 1.

The next applications close on October 1, 2023.

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