Skin Diseases Research Center-Request for Applications


Request for Applications


The Skin Diseases Research Center (SDRC) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The goal of the Center is to foster translational and basic research in cutaneous biology and skin diseases. The SDRC sponsors innovative research through its Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Program, a variety of collaborative arrangements can greatly enhance the value of your award:



Enhanced Benefit

Streamline Co-Review

  1. CTSC Core Utilization (

$10,000 match


  1. CTSC Coulter Translational Research Partnership (

$25,000 match


  1. SDRC-Ohio State University CTSC Wound Healing collaborative matching Grant RFA


$25,000 match





The SDRC plans to support four new P&F projects for funding for one or two years with an annual budget of $20,000. Projects are supported with the understanding that the PI will subsequently apply for NIH or equivalent funding using preliminary data acquired during the P&F project period.




Funding for the second year is contingent upon progress and submission of a second application. They must fall into three categories:


  1. Established investigators in skin diseases or related areas with a proposal for testing the feasibility of a new or innovative idea that is skin disease-related but represents a clear and distinct departure from the investigator's ongoing research interest;
  2. Established investigators with no previous work in skin disease or related areas who are willing to test the applicability of their expertise on a skin disease
  3. New investigators who have not been principal investigators in a past or current NIH research project grant (R01, R21, and P series). New investigators should be clearly independent and have a faculty appointment higher than that of postdoctoral fellow or research associate.


New this year: Translational Science trainees who are residents or fellows in research-track training programs may apply for a one-year award during their research year.


Applications should be submitted through Webgrants at




If you meet the criteria and wish to apply, follow the steps below:


  1. Prepare a 5 page NIH style P&F research proposal and plans for seeking independent funding,
  2. Address how matching program criteria are met, if applicable,
  3. Include your biosketch and budget
  4. Deadline for application submission is April 1, 2013.


See the CTSC Website for more information:


For questions contact: CTSC Pilot Program Office: | 216-368-0840