Engagement Research Grant


This award is intended to build the productive research experience and capacity of early-career eczema investigators through funding of highly-focused, exploratory pilot research or secondary analysis of existing data.

Engagement Research Grants provide small amounts of funding to undertake self-contained research projects that may yield interesting insights and potentially lead to a new line of research. Data from Engagement awards can then be used as the premise to support a larger proposal in the future from NEA or other funding institutions.

Proposals should address at least one of the following research priorities:

  • Cutting Edge Basic & Translational Science
  • Eczema Heterogeneity: Novel Insights
  • Innovations in Clinical Practice & Care
  • Understanding & Alleviating Disease Burden
  • Eczema Prevention

Number of Awards

This is a 1-year non-renewable grant, with an expected start date of January 1, 2025. Awards are contingent on the receipt of sufficiently meritorious applications. Additional awards may be available at NEA discretion.


Assistant Professors (or equivalent) without current or previous NIH R funding as a Senior or Co-PI, Post-doctoral fellows, Medical Residents or Fellows, Research Associates, Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants, Medical and Pre-Doctoral students/fellows are eligible to apply.

Previous recipients of NEA research grants still meeting these eligibility criteria may apply.

The applicant must be personally and actively responsible for the conduct of the proposed research. The applicant need not be a United States citizen and the research need not take place in the United States.


Applicants may request up to $5,000 (USD; direct costs only). Indirect costs are not allowed on NEA research awards.

Grant funds may not be used for salary, training experiences, equipment over $1,000 (including computer hardware or software), or travel/conference-related expenses.

How To Apply

Review and download the NEA Engagement Research Grant Application. See the NEA grant conditions of award and frequently asked questions for additional award information and requirements.

The following steps will need to be taken in order to successfully submit your NEA research grant application for review:

  1.  Fill out the research grant application in its entirety.
  2.  Make sure your document is merged with all relevant documentation.
  3.  Submit your NEA Research Grant Application via our APPLICATION PORTAL.  Please fill out all the required fields in our online research grant intake form.   
  4.  The application portal is where you can upload your application and any supporting documentation to NEA.
  5.  You will be given an email confirmation when we receive your application.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please check your Junk folder.

Completed applications must be received by Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5 p.m. PDT. NO EXCEPTIONS can be made to this deadline.

Award notifications are anticipated after November 30, 2024.

Email grants@nationaleczema.org with any additional questions on this award or the award process.

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