Funding Opportunities

The Penn SBDRC, with support from NIH/NIAMS P30 grant P30AR069589, offers annual funding opportunities via the following mechanisms. The next call for applications is anticipated for June 2021.

  • Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Grants: Applicants should be new investigators who have not had previous NIH R01 or P01 support and wish to engage in innovative skin research OR established investigators outside the field of skin research who want to bring their expertise to this area of investigation and collaborate with skin researchers. Up to 2 full grants per year may be funded at $20,000-50,000 for one year.
  • Trainee Minigrants: Applicants are typically post-doc research fellows or dermatology residents in the physician scientist residency program. In all cases the project should be a new area and/or direction for the mentor’s laboratory and one in which, if successful, the trainee could develop a unique line of research leading to independence. Up to 2 Minigrants per year may be funded up to $15,000 for one year.
  • Coming Soon….Summary Statement Awards: These smaller awards will provide support to SBDRC members whose NIH R and K grant submissions fall just short of paylines. Funds may be used to complete experiments critical as preliminary data, to show feasibility of an approach, or similar. Eligible proposals will be those assigned to NIAMS and will fall within the mission of NIAMS. We anticipate funding up to 3 resubmissions per year, which will be reviewed and distributed on a rolling basis.

Next anticipated application due date: August 20, 2021
Next anticipated funding start date: January 1, 2022