EADV supports excellence in research through its dedicated Project Proposal Review Committee (PPRC) and offers several ways to fund research to help young dermatologists and venereologists gain access to excellent education and training. The first PPRC research grants were awarded to successful project proposals in 2012. In addition, the EADV Research Fellowship is a novel scholarship funded by the Academy with the aim of supporting the research training of junior dermatologists-venereologists, residents in derma- to-venereology, or junior scientists from other basic science disciplines (post-doctoral scientists) to receive advanced training on basic or clinical research in Dermatology and Venereology in a leading academic, clinical or research centre. The first fellowships were awarded in 2016. The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to support the initiation of an academic career by the Fellow/ Young Investigator, to transfer knowledge and technical skills to the home institution and promote the establishment of research collaborations among European and international centres. Fellowship eligibility criteria • The Fellow is a Dermatologist-Venereologist or a resident in Dermatology-Venereology or a junior scientist with special interest in Dermatology-Venereology (post-doctoral scientist) under the age of 40 on the day of application. • The Fellow should be a European national (ie, of any of the countries represented on the EADV Board of Directors). • The Fellow has previous published experience in the field of research he or she is planning to engage in or have a track record in skin research documented by his/her publication records. • An established agreement between the candidate Fellow and a research or clinical centre (host institution) that offers excellent research opportunities for the particular research subject and has accepted the candidate for a one-year fellowship. • A detailed project that will be submitted by the candidate. Tenure The fellowship lasts for 12 months and should start within the first trimester of the year after submis- sion (January to March). This is following a formal evaluation of the application process by the PPRC and approval by the EADV Board at the annual EADV meeting. Periods shorter than 12 months will not be accepted. Any extension of funding is not intended but a reapplication for a second year could be considered if it is well justified by the productivity of the Fellow. If for any reason the Fellow has to stop his/her training period, the refund of the fellowship may be required. Level of Support The EADV Research Fellowship recipient will be supported by a sum of 30,000 Euros for their travel and living expenses and their insurance coverage during the training period.