NEA and PeDRA wrap up their Eczema Counts project with new priorities for eczema research.
Published On: Dec 22, 2020
Last Updated On: May 5, 2021
In December, NEA announced the research grant recipients for its 2020 research grants cycle. Out of a record number of U.S.-based and international applicants, six investigators were selected and awarded varying amounts to total $310,000.
The largest private nonprofit funder of eczema research, NEA has invested over $1.4 million since its first grant was awarded in 2004. Notably, for every $1 NEA has invested in eczema research, grantees have collectively gone on to obtain an additional $11.84 in subsequent National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to support further research.
The 2020 research grant recipients were awarded in three categories as follows:
Champion Research Grant – Proven researchers that will continue research on emerging or ongoing challenges in eczema or bring their expertise to the field of eczema.
Catalyst Research Grant – Early-career scientists on the path toward becoming the next generation of eczema thought leaders by supporting hypothesis-driven research projects.
Engagement Research Grant – Emerging investigators intending to explore a new research concept, pilot a new experiment or undertake a novel or secondary data analysis.
Learn more about NEA’s ongoing support of eczema research at NationalEczema.org/research/research-we-fund.