Cutting Edge Research Grant

The dermatologist completing this application MUST be the principal investigator/applicant and must meet the eligibility and responsibilities of the Cutting Edge Research Grant Application.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following *eligibility criteria and guidelines:

  • The principal investigator must be an ASDS member. (Members of the ASDS Research Work Group are precluded from being a Principal or co-Investigator on a Cutting Edge Research Grant (CERG) application).
  • The research topic must be clinically or socioeconomically oriented to dermatologic surgery. See the ASDS Board-diirected Research topics below.
  • Research must be conducted in the United States or Canada and with sponsorship by a department or division of dermatology or other independent dermatologic-related oversight group or organization.
  • The applicant/principal investigator must be physically and intellectually capable of performing the work.
  • The applicant/principal investigator must be sure his/her institution or grant administrator approves him/her to accept the grant prior to submitting the application.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin or religion.
  • Applications must be received no later than July 9, 2018.
  • Multiple applications from the same institution/practice may be submitted; however, ONLY ONE application per institution/practice may potentially be accepted.
  • Applications must be submitted online, including all accompanying information. Hard copies via email, fax and post mail will NOT be accepted.
  • Applications must be complete to be considered and must include a completed application form and accompanying information.
  • Research grant monies are awarded to fund direct costs related to the research and are disbursed in three installments to the sponsoring party on the application.
  • Unused funds must be returned to the ASDS, accompanied by a summary detailing why the funds have not been used.
  • A six-month report must be submitted by June 10, 2019.
  • A final report must be submitted by December 31, 2019, unless an extension is requested and approved.
  • By signing the application, you agree to the ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant Guidelines and Policies.

For applications on Board-directed research topics, you will be required indicate: How the overall specialty of dermatologic surgery will benefit from the research results (e.g. positioning dermatologic surgeons as innovators and/or experts, supporting patient safety or regulatory positions, etc.).

ASDS reserves the right to unrestricted use of all data and results related to studies for which Cutting Edge Research Grants for Board-directed topics are awarded.

Board-directed Topics:

  • Safety of Cosmetic Procedures.
    Examples: Impact of practitioner’s level of credentials; Impact of physician oversight; As performed in accredited vs. non-accredited facilities; Physician vs. non-physician providers; Impact of physician specialty
  • Demonstration of patient satisfaction of dermatologic surgery care/dermatologic surgeon care. Examples:Demonstration of patient satisfaction levels following treatments for skin cancer or cosmetic issues; Demonstration of patient satisfaction levels following treatments for skin cancer or cosmetic issues by dermatologists vs. other medical specialties.
  • Efficacy of screenings in diagnosing skin cancer.
    Examples: Evidence-based outcomes of cancer cure/life span/quality of life in screened patients vs. un-screened patients.
  • Patient preference for being treated in an outpatient setting

*For complete criteria and guidelines in submitting your application, please read the Cutting Edge Research Grant brochure in its entirety.

Save your data frequently as you are entering the information in this application. The system times out every so often and data not saved will be lost. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.