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For Researchers


Program overview

Since 2004, NEA has funded research to improve the health and quality of lives of individuals with eczema.

Read more about our research program.

The NEA research program is supported through generous donations from individuals.

2018 research priorities

National Eczema Association’s Scientific Advisory Committee identified the following focus areas for the 2018 NEA Research Grant Program.

A total of 4 NEA research grants will be awarded in the amount of $50,000 each, in any of identified areas of focus for this RFA cycle. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a competitive basis.

Applications are requested for the following areas:

  • Innovations in Basic Science Research
    NOTE: For this priority area only, if the research proposal requires additional funding, an increased maximum award of up to $75,000 may be considered.
  • Pediatric Eczema: Novel Insights
  • Innovations in Practice Care
  • Patient/Caregiver Burden of Disease

Applications are reviewed and awarded on a competitive basis.

These awards may not be used to support the salary of established investigators but can be used to support post-doctoral fellows or entry-level junior faculty under certain circumstances. Indirect costs are not allowed.

Award process

The research grant applications will be reviewed by a peer review committee and awarded and announced by the NEA Board of Directors. Recipients will be notified by email as soon as possible after the selections are made in Dec. 2018.

Distribution of funds

Funds are paid directly to the institutional fiscal officer designated in the application, and are to be used only for the recipient and project for which the application was made. Grants are disbursed in three equal installments; one at initiation, a second upon receipt of a six-month progress report, and the third and final installment is contingent upon receipt by NEA of a final report.

Grant process


Submissions must be received by Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Grants will be announced and awarded in Dec. 2018. Projects must be completed by Dec. 2019. Applicants may reside outside the U.S.


An estimate of costs to conduct the research in a budget outline format is required for each grant submission.

To submit

Please submit your application via the National Eczema Association website no later than Sept. 14, 2018.

For additional information

For additional information and application assistance, please contact Wendy Smith Begolka, MBS, Director of Research.