Jumpstart Research Seed Grant Program

Application deadline Friday, August 30, 2019

This new ASDS program serves as a catalyst to develop research initiatives for ASDS members. The intent is to give research investigators a chance to define objectives, test hypotheses and provide a better idea of feasibility and directionality of research before applying for additional funds from ASDS or other external sources.

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The ASDS Research Work Group encourages submission of research projects that stimulate the advancement of the practice of dermatologic surgery and document the outstanding and high-volume work of dermatologic surgeons. Up to $50,000 will be awarded in 2019 in amounts up to $10,000 per recipient.

2019 Submission Deadlines

Completed applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted online.
SPRING - Friday, May 3, 2019
SUMMER - Friday, August 30, 2019
WINTER - Friday, January 3, 2020

First Recipient of the Jumpstart Research Seed Grand Program

Recipient: Wesley Yu, MD
Institution: University of California San Francisco
Award Amount: $10,000.00
Grant Period: 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2021
Topic: Mechanism of Immune Tolerance: HPV, the PD-1/PD-L1 Pathway, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma