Deadline for Submission: July 25, 2023
Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Farber Award: Please confirm that you are currently in training (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) OR that you received a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago and are not PI of NIH R01 or equivalent research funding.
Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID) Award: Member of JSID and younger than 40 years of age.
Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology (KSID) Award: Member of the KSID.
Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (TSID) Award: Member of the TSID.
European Society for Dermatological Research: ESDR member aged 40 or below and residing in Europe, the Middle-East or Africa.
Montagna Symposium Director’s Award for Diversity: Please apply using this online application and include a brief summary of your goals for attending the conference and how this award will enable you to meet those goals. An abstract submission is not required to be considered for a Director’s Award.
The Farber Travel Awards honor the legacy of Eugene M. Farber, M.D. by supporting the efforts of young researchers. In 2003, the Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, in cooperation with the Society for Investigative Dermatology, received four travel fellowships for young investigators to attend the Symposium and present their work, and in 2004, the number increased to nine. The award pays up $1,200 per award in order for the awardee to attend the Montagna Symposium. Additionally, conference registration fee is waived for award recipients (you will receive a discount code if selected). Reimbursement is made after the meeting. Applicants should be currently in training (student, postdoc, resident, fellow) OR received a doctoral degree no more than 7 years ago and not PI of NIH R01 or equivalent research funding
Eugene M. Farber, M.D. dedicated his life to medicine and to dermatology in particular. He served for 36 years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine and President of the Psoriasis Research Institute of Palo Alto. Dr. Farber began his career with a A.B. from Oberlin College. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo in 1943, and his residency training from the Mayo Clinic.
His lifelong passion was to better understand and improve the treatment of skin diseases. He lectured in many countries, received honorary memberships and awards from dermatological societies worldwide, authored 225 publications, and received the award of Master In Dermatology from the American Academy of Dermatology. He collaborated in clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of the first antihistamine, Benadryl. He also worked with skin biologists and clinicians around the world to establish the International Symposium on Psoriasis at Stanford in 1971, as well as one of the first hospital-based psoriasis day care centers.
From the beginning, Dr. Farber combined clinical observation with laboratory research. He demonstrated that investigative laboratory studies could expand clinical knowledge and improve clinical treatments. He was particularly known for his using his insightful research to improve the clinical treatment of psoriasis. Dr. Farber was also admired for his ability to teach not only the science but also the art of dermatology.
Dr. Farber was a leader of dermatology. He was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Pacific Dermatological Association, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He also held several editorial positions, and he served as President of the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Pacific Dermatology Association, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the Psoriasis Research Institute.
Dr. Farber was a devoted family man; he was married for 56 years and raised four children and two grandchildren.
Beginning in 2013, the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology has offered two travel awards to JSID members younger than 40 years of age. This annual award (of up to 200,000 yen to cover travel and accommodation) aims to encourage the developing careers of young researchers through their attendance and presentation of their work at the Montagna Symposium, encouraging them to build interactive, collaborative relationships with established physicians and scientists worldwide. Additionally, conference registration fee is waived for award recipients (you will receive a discount code if selected).
European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Travel Award
The ESDR facilitates exchange of information relevant to investigative dermatology between clinicians and scientists worldwide. One of the most important activities of the Society is to promote the presentation of new research data and ideas. This award of $2,000 Euro enables young investigators (<40 years of age) to travel to the Montagna Symposium, submit abstracts for poster presentation or potential selection for oral presentations, and engage in dialogue around pressing topics in the field. Additionally, conference registration fee is waived for award recipients (you will receive a discount code if selected).
Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology (KSID) Award
Beginning in 2022, the KSID has provided a travel assistance award for the Montagna Symposium, encouraging Korean investigators to engage, share research and collaborate with other leaders in dermatologic research at the symposium.
Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (TSID) Award
The Taiwanese Society for Investigative Dermatology is excited to offer a travel award for young Taiwanese investigators to attend the 2023 Montagna Symposium. This travel award encourages their members to further the core value and mission of TSID, which is the advancement of investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology. $2,100 per award.
Montagna Symposium Director’s Award for Diversity
The Montagna Symposium aims to increase participation of individuals from groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions. The OHSU School of Medicine defines diversity as: Persons from racial or ethnic groups that are under-represented in medicine and biomedical sciences: (a) Black or African American, (b) Hispanic or Latino/a (individual of any gender identity originating from Mexico, Central or South America, or Caribbean cultures), (c) American Indian or Alaska Native, and (d) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. ii. Persons from rural environments, defined as the majority of childhood years in a frontier environment or rural town as specified by the Oregon Office of Rural Health (i.e., a town of less than or equal to 40,000 population and at least 10 miles from a community of that size or larger). iii. Persons who have experienced significant disadvantage or adversity (i.e., a first generation college graduate; a recipient of social service resources while in elementary or secondary school, enhanced education or other programs for diverse populations; or by experience of economic, cultural, educational or family adversity). Recipients of this award will be reimbursed for the cost of travel and lodging (up to $1,200 USD) and registration will be waived.
Note: It is not necessary to submit an abstract to apply for this travel award.
Please apply using this online application and include a brief summary of your goals for attending the conference and how this award will enable you to meet those goals.
For any questions, email Elizabeth Stoos (email@example.com).
Applications will be reviewed by the Montagna Program Directors and you will be informed by August 12th if you received the travel award or not. Due to the limited funds available, we will be able to offer 1 award this year out of many outstanding applications.
Scientists from underrepresented backgrounds are offered financial assistance for meeting attendance as needed, such as a waiver of registration fee or receipt of the Director’s travel award. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are offered free of charge.
The MSBS is accredited for CME through the OHSU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education. Credit: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Venues are ADA compliant. The venue also can offer childcare to those in need. Room sharing opportunities may be available to reduce the cost of lodging.
In 2016, the National Psoriasis Foundation provided two travel grants to NPF members to attend the Montagna Symposium.
In 2017, the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation provided two travel awards to young investigators to attend the Montagna Symposium and present a poster on an EB topic.