ESDR/SID Collegiality Awards

Deadline: 10 March 2017

The ESDR is offering 3 awards to young European-based researchers wishing to attend SID 2017.

The objective of the awards is to help promising researchers obtain international exposure of their work at an early stage in their career and thereby help develop their professionalism and sense of achievement.

To do this, we encourage young fellows to make a habit of attending both the annual EDSR and SID meetings, believing this is a great way of stimulating academic exchange as well as new professional interactions and collaborations.   

For example, a young researcher in Europe, who contributes to ESDR meetings, would be encouraged to submit an abstract (different data) for presentation at the SID meeting.

En route to, or on the way back from, the SID meeting the ESDR would help support a visit for that fellow to attend a Department or Institute at which he/she could present some data and enjoy some academic discussions/feedback, as well as some local hospitality. There will be a reciprocal arrangement for SID young fellows to visit a department in Europe and to incorporate the ESDR meeting.

For the 2017 SID meeting, the ESDR has decided to offer travel awards of EUR 1,000 each. 

Who is Eligible?

For European-based researchers, the eligibility criteria are: 

[1] Member of the ESDR (new membership application is also possible)  

[2] Currently active in investigative dermatology within a European University-based Department or Laboratory or similar Institution. 

[3] Currently employed as a Resident, PhD student, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lecturer, Instructor or Assistant Professor. Ineligible are Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Full Professors, Consultants, and Dermatologists in full-time clinical practice. 

[4] Aged 40 or less at the time of application.

What are the Benefits? 

[1] The ESDR will award successful applicants 1000 euros to assist with travel and accommodation. 

[2] The SID will waive the registration fee for its annual meeting. 

[3] There will be the opportunity to present and discuss your data by visiting a Department in the US. 

NB Any additional costs (e.g. for travel and accommodation for the Departmental visit) will need to be borne by the applicant or the host Department. 

How Many Awards will there be? 

For 2017, the ESDR plans to offer up to 3 awards 

How do I apply for an award? 

[1] Make sure you have submitted an abstract for the 2017 SID meeting in Portland, Oregon.

[2] Apply by email to the ESDR Executive Director, Thomas Florestan (thomas@esdr.org) (deadline for applications 17.00 CET 10 March 2017) 

Applications should include: 

[a] Brief CV of applicant 
[b] Details and goals of proposed department visit in the US
[c] Brief note from head of department in the US confirming his/her willingness to host you, if application is successful.
[d] A copy of the abstract submitted for the SID meeting 

When will Successful Applicants be Notified? 

The ESDR will notify the successful applicants by 31 March 2017

The ESDR and SID very much hope that these awards will help develop the careers and profile of young researchers by providing the opportunity for international exchange and collegiality.

For more information about the 2017 SID Meeting, please go to: http://www.sidnet.org/