FIRST Research Grant Program

FIRST officially launched its own Research Grant Program in early 2006. Our grant program promotes and strengthens investigation into the causes, treatments, and potential cures for ichthyosis. With the adoption of this program, the Foundation manages the entire program through the national office. Guided by the Foundation's Research Committee, which is comprised of knowledgeable physicians, scientists, and Foundation leaders, the office administers the annual granting program. Surveys of the ichthyosis community, specifically individuals affected with ichthyosis and their families, have indicated that research is their primary area of interest and their top priority for funds donated to the Foundation. In response to this, the Foundation has initiated this program to promote promising avenues of research by investigators who have a new or established interest in ichthyosis.

2015 Research Grant Application Packet
Request for Proposals 2015

The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. announces the 2014 research grant program to encourage and support investigation into the causes, treatments, and potential cures for ichthyosis.  Letters of Intent will be accepted for detailed investigations. 


  • Research Priorities
  • Guidelines for Submission of Proposals
  • Proposal Application Forms (see list of forms in Table of Contents, page 2)
  • Terms and Conditions of Awards

Schedule for Applications:

  • Information will be posted when available.

Please download the application packet in Word or PDF format.  When forms are available, they will be posted here.  Complete the application and return to the Moureen at the FIRST office via email. Please include any relevant attachments.

Electronic submissions are preferred.

Jean R. Pickford, Executive Director
Moureen Wenik, Research Director
Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types
2616 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915

Telephone:    215.997.9400
Fax:               215.997.9403


If you would like to see all of the research grants that have been funded by FIRST, you may click here.

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