The Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology


Academic Awards

ESDR/JSID Young Fellow Collegiality Awards

Who is Eligible?

  1. A member of the JSID
  2. Currently active in investigative dermatology at an university department or laboratory or institution in Japan
  3. Under age 40 as of April 1, 2022
  4. Not a professor
  5. Submission of an abstract for ESDR Annual Meeting
  6. The past awardees of the Young Fellow Collegiality Awards will not be accepted. The awardees shall submit a visit report, an accounting report and the receipts of travel and accommodation expenses.

What are the Benefits?

  1. There will be an opportunity to present and discuss your data by visiting a department in Europe.
  2. A diploma will be given at the ESDR annual meeting and the awardee will be able to include the award in his or her curriculum vitae.
  3. The JSID will award up to 300,000 yen to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
  4. The ESDR will waive the registration fee for its annual meeting.

How Many Awards will there be?

For 2022, the JSID plans to offer up to 3 awards

How do I apply for an award?

  1. Make sure you submit an abstract for the 2022 ESDR meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    (deadline 27 May 2022; see ESDR website for details :
  2. Apply by e-mail to the JSID. (
    (deadline for applications 24 June 2022)
    *Make sure to put "ESDR/JSID Young Fellow Collegiality Awards" in the subject box. The Applicant will be informed when JSID office receives the applications.

Applications should include:

  1. One-page CV
  2. The name of the department (or institution) to visit in Europe
  3. A brief note (a letter or an e-mail) from the head of a host department in Europe confirming your visit
  4. A copy of the abstract submitted for the ESDR meeting
  5. A list of publications (papers in English)
  6. Recommendation letter from the chairman of an affiliation
    *Recommendation should be limited up to one applicant from the same departments.

Note: Please prepare all application documents in English. Submit as a PDF file including a to f.

Who will judge the applications?

The judging panel will comprise 4 representatives of the JSID.

When will Successful Applicants be notified?

The JSID will aim to announce the names of the successful applicants around July.

The JSID and ESDR very much hope that these awards will help develop the careers and profile of young researchers by providing the opportunity for international exchange and collegiality.

Recipients of the ESDR/JSID Young Fellow Collegiality Awards 2022

  • Osamu Ansai (Niigata University)
    University of Turin (Italy)
  • Keisuke Imafuku (Hokkaido University)
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)
  • Hai Le Thanh NGUYEN (Juntendo University)
    King's College London (U.K.)
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