Case Western – Hair Follicle Inflammatory Disease Biology (HFIDB) Research Grant

April 1, 2022 by


The Department of Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University invites Early Career Investigators working at the level of Instructor through Associate Professor in the field of Hair Follicle Biology to apply for the Hair Follicle Inflammatory Disease Biology (HFIDB) Research Grant for up to $100,000 (over 2 years).


The individual selected for the HFIDB Award must have a strong career goal within the field of investigative dermatology. Responsive applications are anticipated to address research areas including:

  1. the interaction of hair follicle development and function with inflammation, or
  2. bulge area niche biology/disease as connected to microbiome, stem cells, innate and adaptive immunity, or
  3. metabolomic and inflammatory interactions between host epithelium, immunocytes, and microbes.

In addition, the research must focus on discoveries in the clinical or translational medical sciences designed to affect the understanding or treatment of skin disorders (e.g., acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, and rosacea).

  • Applicant must have an MD/PhD, DO/PhD, PhD, or MD or DO with extensive research training;
  • MD applicant must have completed a U.S. dermatology residency program and have at least 2 years of experience in research;
  • PhD applicants must have completed at least 2 years post-doctoral training in cutaneous biology;
  • MD and DO applicants must have a strong basic research background. PhD must have a strong cutaneous biology background;
  • The applicant must spend a minimum of 75% of his/her professional time in research;
  • Up to 20% PI effort (NIH salary cap) can be supported;
  • Junior faculty in a department or division of dermatology, Instructor through Assistant Professor level, at the time of funding will be given preference
  • Applicant must be based at a U.S. Institution

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The UHCMC HFIDB Award application deadline is June 1st, 2022. The application must be submitted with all required attachments in Adobe PDF file format. All applications should be sent to Ms. Maryann Bolden and Dr. Thomas S. McCormick. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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