Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant (dermatology | worldwide)


The Pediatric Alopecia Areata Challenge Grant from the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) supports innovative research projects addressing pediatric alopecia areata. Priority is given to the following research areas:
  • 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 alopecia areata 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. Applicants and projects may be based anywhere in the world. The award provides 50,000 USD over 1 year (direct costs only). Applications are due on September 21, 2023.

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