Research Fellowship 2022 Call is closed.

Thank you for submitting your applications, the outcome will be communicated in autumn 2022.

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Purpose and tenure

The purpose of the EADV Research Fellowship is to provide support for young dermatologists or trainees in Dermatology- Venereology or junior scientists from other basic science disciplines (post-doctoral scientists) to receive advanced training on basic or clinical research in Dermatology and Venereology in a high standard clinical or research center in a country other than their own.

The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to support the initiation of an academic career by the Fellow/ Young Investigator, to transfer knowledge and technical skills to the Home Institution and promote the establishment of research collaborations among European and international centers.

The EADV Research Fellowship lasts for 12 months and should start within the first trimester of the year after submission (January to March). This is following a formal evaluation of the application process by the PPRC and approval by the EADV Board at the annual EADV meeting. Period shorter than 12 months will not be accepted.


The EADV Research Fellowship recipient will be supported by a sum of 30'000 euros for their travel and living expenses and their insurance coverage during the training period.

Eligibility Criteria

An established agreement between the candidate Fellow and a research or clinical center (Host Institution) that offers excellent research opportunities for the particular research subject and has accepted the candidate for a one year fellowship. The criteria for candidate Fellows are:

The fellow is either way:

  • A dermatologist - venereologist,
  • A resident in Dermatology – Venereology, or
  • A junior scientist with special interest in Dermatology-Venereology (post-doctoral scientist)
  • The Fellow can be either of European Nationality (5 positions available) or Non-European Nationality (1 position available).
  • The fellow should be under the age of 40 on the day of application.
  • The fellow has previous published experience in the field of research he or she is planning to engage in or have a track record in skin research documented by his/her publication records.
  • A detailed project that will be submitted by the candidate.

Criteria for fellowships

The PPRC Committee reviews each application based on the following criteria:


Topics of interest

  • Originality/novelty
  • Adequacy of objectives
  • Scientific interest
  • Impact for patient care or research field

Project materialization

  • Adequacy of time plan
  • Adequacy of allocated funds


  • Adequacy with objects
  • Validity of the methods proposed

Quality of PI/Host institution

  • Quality of PI/Host institution

Quality of candidate

  • Quality of candidate

How to apply

The application deadline is 1 April 2022.

Successful applicants will be notified end of November 2022.

The Committee does not provide a detailed review for non-approved fellowships.


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Important: only applications submitted online will be reviewed by the committee. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Progress/Final Report and Publications

Fellowship recipients are required to submit a progress report whitin the first 6 months and a final report at the end of the research period on the undertaken work and to inform the EADV of their proposed appointment upon conclusion of the research period. The report must be sent to the PPRC within one month of completing the research period signed by both, the Fellow and the Research Supervisor.

Fellowship recipients are encouraged to submit an abstract to the EADV annual Congress, following the end of the research period.

The results of the research work may be published in any peer-review Journal, although publication to the JEADV is also encouraged. The Fellow is expected to acknowledge the support by the EADV in any publication pertaining to the research work conducted during his/her Fellowship.

2021 Successful Applicants

Host Institution
David Alvarez-Martinez
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Nice – Hôpital de l’Arche
A multicenter retrospective study on the impact of laser hair removal on hidradenitis suppurativa
Jeremie Delaleu
Metaorganism Immunity Section, Laboratory of Immune System Biology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Role for Notch signalling in the control of skin microbiota interaction
Helen Vaher
University of Copenhagen, Department of Immunology and Microbiology
The role of microRNAs in the regulation of the generation and maintenance of skin resident memory T cells
Ahmad Yatim
The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Covid-toes: uncovering the molecular and genetic basis of innate resistance to SARS-CoV-2
Matthaios Pitoulias
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Dermatology
Genomic evolution of nodular melanoma
Mikhail Makmaov-Rys
Hannover Medical School (MHH), Division of Immunodermatology and Allergy Research
Influence of genetic variants predisposing for eczema herpeticum on herpes simplex virus susceptibility of primary immune cells