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Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist to Promote Research on Pediatric Skin Conditions

Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant


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Funding Source
National Eczema Association (NEA) and Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/31/23 5:00 PM PDT Save

Grant Description
Grant to a USA, Canada, or International investigator or multiple investigators to promote research focusing on pediatric skin conditions. Funding is intended to encourage research that will improve the quality of life and health of patients and their families. Grants are available to early and mid-career scientists to support targeted clinical research investigations focused on pediatric eczema.

The Childhood Eczema Challenge Grant is intended to stimulate scientists as they seek to build and sustain careers as research investigators and future thought leaders within this critical field of study. Research proposals should address at least one of the following priorities related to pediatric eczema:

  • Eczema Heterogeneity - Novel Insights: Projects aimed at advancing understanding of the underlying factors contributing to the diversity of pediatric eczema clinical presentation, treatment response and comorbidities.
  • Innovations in Clinical Practice and Care: Studies addressing approaches to facilitate optimal identification and treatment of pediatric eczema and associated comorbidities in all health care settings to enhance patient/caregiver-reported and patient/caregiver-centric outcomes.  
  • Understanding and Alleviating Disease Burden: Insightful proposals that identify, quantify, or aim to reduce aspects of pediatric eczema burden that negatively affect patient or family/caregiver quality of life (including lifestyle, academic, occupational, or economic impacts) based on patient population, treatment approach, etc.
  • Eczema Prevention: Novel investigations into the potential risk factors and strategies of primary eczema prevention in the pediatric population.

Priority will be given to proposals that focus on clinical or translational research, are broadly applicable, and include a patient-centered or comparative effectiveness framework. Applications that support NEA’s and PeDRA’s commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion across all facets of their organizations and research are encouraged. Proposals that include basic research will be accepted, however, they should be combined with a significant clinical or translational component.

Salary and fringe benefit support is allowed. Staff salary support should be commensurate with the percent effort dedicated to the project and explained in budget justification. PI salary support must adhere to the current allowable NIH salary cap. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Early and mid-career investigators (Associate Professor level or below and within 15 years of finishing training) are eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be trained in pediatric dermatology but must hold the degree of MD and/or PhD and be eligible to apply for grants under the guidelines of their host institution. Applications may be submitted by either a single investigator or multiple investigators at multiple institutions.

Applicants need not be United States citizens and the research need not be conducted in the United States.

Applicants may not hold current R-level funding from NIH (or equivalent) as PI or Co-PI, however recipients of past or current NEA and/or PeDRA grants are eligible to apply.

Proposals related to the development or enhancement of mobile apps will not be accepted.

Indirect costs are not allowed.

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
- Application deadline: 5:00 PM PDT, Monday, July 31, 2023
- Awards Made: After November 30, 2023
- Earliest Start Date: January 1, 2024

NIH salary cap:

Number of Grants
One (1) Challenge Grant is available for this funding cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may request up to $50,000 (direct costs only).

Term of Contract
This is a one-year non-renewable grant, with an expected start date of January 1, 2024.

Contact Information
Completed applications must be submitted as a single Word or Pdf file to

Email the above email address or for additional information or with any questions on the Challenge Grant, application, or review process.

National Eczema Association
​505 San Marin Drive, #B300
Novato, CA 94945
415-499-3474 or 800-818-7546

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