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Mentorship Grants:

These awards support resident trainees, postdoctoral fellows, scientists and dermatologists in the early stages of their career for short-term projects while they learn about hair disease with researchers experienced in investigation, diagnosis and treatment of hair disorders.

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Scientists-in-Training – Dermatology & Pathology Residents
Dermatopathology Fellows – Junior Faculty

DESCRIPTION: Grants up to $3,000 each can be awarded to scientists-in-training, dermatology or pathology residents, dermatopathology fellows, or junior faculty to enable study with a hair research mentor. It is required that both Applicant and Mentor be a North American Hair Research Society member to apply for the Mentorship Award. If you or your Mentor are not NAHRS members please apply for membership prior to submitting your Mentorship Award application.

PURPOSE: To enable young physicians and scientists to acquire additional academic or research skills that will further their careers as leaders in hair research. Note that the focus of the program is on establishing a mentoring relationship, and not a specific research project.

TIME PERIOD: March - February

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must include:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Budget outlining expenses to be incurred (up to a maximum of $3000).
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. A letter from the proposed mentor to include a statement of willingness to provide the time necessary for this mentorship, any significant and pertinent details of the planned mentorship, and a specific mention of whether the time frame and budget are appropriate for the proposed mentorship.
  6. A letter from the department chair attesting to the applicant's character and potential to benefit from the mentorship.

POST-MENTORSHIP REPORT: A one page written report by the applicant summarizing the experience and what was learned is required after the mentorship has been completed, along with a photo of the mentee and mentor together (if possible) – for possible publication on the NAHRS website.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received by November 30, for awards to be announced in February the following year.

After we receive your application we will contact you within 48 hours. If you have not heard from us within that time frame, please follow-up regarding your application at mentorship@NAHRS.org.


--------------- Dirk Elston, MD, NAHRS Mentorship Chairman
NAHRS Headquarters
303 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134 USA

This program has been supported in the recent past by grants from:
Bosley, Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, and Samumed, LLC
and sponsored by the North American Hair Research Society.


Johnson and Johnson

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