AMERICAN HAIR RESEARCH SOCIETY
MENTORSHIP GRANT PROGRAM
Scientists-in-Training – Dermatology & Pathology Residents
Dermatopathology Fellows – Junior Faculty
DESCRIPTION: Grants up to $3,000 each can be awarded to scientists-in-training, dermatology or pathology residents, dermatopathology fellows, or junior faculty to enable study with a hair research mentor. It is required that both Applicant and Mentor be a American Hair Research Society member to apply for the Mentorship Award. If you or your Mentor are not AHRS members, please apply for membership prior to submitting your Mentorship Award application. A membership application can be found at: http://www.americanhairresearchsociety.org
PURPOSE: To enable young physicians and scientists to acquire additional academic or research skills that will further their careers as leaders in hair research. Note that the focus of the program is on establishing a mentoring relationship, and not a specific research project. Grants are intended for travel, room and board as needed to establish the mentoring relationship. Grants are not intended for costs associated with meeting attendance or for the purchase of books. The mentorship committee will not consider any budgeted costs other than travel, room and board.
TIME PERIOD: March - February
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must include:
- Completed application form.
- Budget outlining expenses to be incurred (up to a maximum of $3000).
- Statement of purpose
- Curriculum vitae.
- A letter from the proposed mentor to include a statement of willingness to provide the time necessary for this mentorship, any significant and pertinent details of the planned mentorship, and a specific mention of whether the time frame and budget are appropriate for the proposed mentorship.
- A letter from the department chair attesting to the applicant's character and potential to benefit from the mentorship.
POST-MENTORSHIP REPORT: A one page written report by the applicant summarizing the experience and what was learned is required after the mentorship has been completed, along with a photo of the mentee and mentor together (if possible) – for possible publication on the AHRS website.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed applications must be received by November 30, for awards to be announced in February the following year. After we receive your application we will contact you within 48 hours. If you have not heard from us within that time frame, please follow-up regarding your application.
This program has been supported in the recent past by grants from:
Bosley and Samumed, LLC and sponsored by the American Hair Research Society.
Mentorship Program Application - link to online application portal
Mentorship Program Details (PDF)