ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant Program

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is accepting applications for its Cutting Edge Research Grant Program. The program unites education and innovation to encourage and stimulate clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from research settings to surgical practice. Since 2000, the ASDS has awarded more than $940,000 in clinical research funding in surgical oncology, lasers, botulinum toxins, fillers, liposuction, and other cosmetic procedures. 

The ASDS Research Work Group encourages submission of well-conceived research projects that stimulate the advancement of the practice of dermatologic surgery, document the outstanding and high volume work of dermatologic surgeons, or lead to the invention of new technologies.

This is a limited submission opportunity; the University can only submit one application. The primary author must be an ASDS member.

Interested faculty must submit an abstract, CV, and budget to Dean Puzas ( by June 15th. Please use the words “ASDS Cutting Edge Research” in the subject field. The Deans will forward their ranked nominations to the Provost’s Office by June 22nd. The official proposal deadline is July 9th.

The complete program solicitation can be found here. It is important to remember that ORPA must receive electronic proposals five (5) business days prior to the sponsor’s deadline with a completed and signed University sign-off form.


NIH Funding Acknowledgement ** Important ** All publications resulting from the utilization of CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSI grant by including the NIH FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.