ESDR is offering opportunities to apply for travel awards within Europe to further dermatological research. Grants of up to EUR 10’000 will be available per successful applicant.




  • To develop and progress the research career of both clinical and non-clinical researchers within the field of dermatological research, and
  • To introduce new techniques or skills to your current research interest.

Types of training

  • To promote/generate future collaborations between teams/institutions, or
  • To attend a skills-based training course


  • An ESDR member based in Europe; and
  • A full-time post-doctoral researcher, PhD student, graduate clinical fellow

Note: funding support will not be provided for: salary costs, conference visits, lectures, tours, visits between collaborating research groups located in the same city or town


How to apply

List of needs:

  • Short CV (2 pages max). For PhD students, indicate the school in which you are enrolled
  • List of publications including oral and abstract presentations at scientific meetings
  • Detailed description of current research and how the proposed travel award will develop both research and career development (2 pages max).
  • This proposal should be written by the applicant. It should contain a 200-word summary. The proposal should not exceed 1500 words and should include relevant references to published literature (references do not contribute to the word limit).
  • The research proposal should be sufficiently detailed to allow the evaluators to form a clear idea of the planned work. The scientific committee will be sensitive to two themes (1) A better understanding of basic skin biology and disease, and (2) The development of expertise in a new technology.
  • Statement by the head of the current laboratory (name of current laboratory and institution)
  • Statement of availability by the head of the host laboratory (name of host laboratory and institution)
  • Provide a budget containing travel, accommodation, and cost-of-living expenses for the duration of your proposed visit.


Submitting your application

  • Your application must be sent as a single pdf file to Thomas Florestan at the ESDR office (
  • The email subject should be: [ YEAR ] ESSTA travel award application


Evaluation of the applications

  • Applications are assessed by the ESDR Travel Award Committee.
  • The basis of scientific excellence and innovation
  • The importance to furthering the academic career of the applicant.
  • Applications should demonstrate how the award will aid their scientific program.

Period of application:

  • Deadline: 30 June 2022


  • up to EUR 10’000 per grant