Skin Biology Pilot Grant


Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center (SBDRC) Call for Pilot Grants

Penn SBDRC Call for Applications for Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Studies


Full Proposals will be accepted from:

  • New investigators, who have not had R01 or P01 or equivalent funding, to do innovative skin research;
  • Investigators proposing basic/translational collaborations and interdisciplinary projects in skin research;
  • Established investigators outside the field of skin research who want to apply their expertise to this area and/or collaborate with skin researchers.


Scientist-in-Training Minigrant Proposals will be accepted from:

  • Dermatology residents in the third or fourth year of the physician-scientist residency training program;
  • Dermatologists who are postdoctoral research fellows;
  • Postdoctoral research fellows with >1 year research experience in the laboratories of PIs in the SBDRC who are doing skin research.


Priority will be given to proposals that use at least 1 of the SBDRC Research Cores and/or that propose interdepartmental (preferably interdisciplinary) collaborations will be prioritized for funding.



  • Full Proposals: $20,000-$50,000 per year; ability to competitively renew for 1 year
  • Scientist-in-Training Minigrant Proposals: up to $15,000 each


Application due date: August 1, 2019

Anticipated funding start date: October 1, 2019


Full instructions are available at:


Please submit proposals & direct inquiries to Dr. Elizabeth Grice (egrice [at]


We encourage applications from researchers from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and women.

Please send any questions to egrice [at]