Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center

Pilot and Feasibility Program

The Pilot and Feasibility Program awards four annual grants to Northwestern University faculty. The program is funded through designated grant support of the Administrative Core, as well as from the Feinberg School of Medicine Dean’s office and the Department of Dermatology. Awards are established on an annual basis by the Pilot and Feasibility committee. If sufficient scientific progress is demonstrated over the grant year, it is possible that an award may be renewed for no more than one additional year. The studies are designed to:

All recipients of Pilot and Feasibility awards automatically become Core Members during their funding period and retain membership if they continue research in cutaneous biology. Submissions to the Pilot and Feasibility Committee are requested campus-wide every spring. Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, it has been determined that one of the four awards will be granted to a project focusing on a problem which addresses minority or sex issues in cutaneous biology research.

Application for our 2019 Pilot and Feasibility Award is now closed. Thank you to all applicants and Congratulations to our 2019 awardees.

Current Awardees

Learn more about the research efforts of the current Pilot and Feasibility Award recipients below.

Contact Us

For additional information on the P&F Program, contact Robert M. Lavker, PhD.