Research Grant Awards for Studies on Hair Disorders


The next application cycle opens in July, 2022 for the following year.

AHRS Research Program

Research Program for scientific investigations on hair disorders.

Since 2003, AHRS has awarded, on a competitive basis, small grants as “seed” money to investigators studying hair biology, hair growth and hair disorders.

  • One goal of these awards is to provide funds to allow the investigator to generate preliminary results necessary for subsequent funding from organizations such as the NIH.
  • Another goal is to support unique valuable resources used by investigators studying hair biology and disorders.

Research Grants Funded by the AHRS:

The AHRS members share a vision to fund much needed research in hair biology and hair disorders. Our goal is to establish a secure financial base to continue and increase the level of funding for scientific research awards.

Towards this goal, we have initiated a grant program for research in the areas of:

  • Basic hair biology, immunology, morphology, development and differentiation of hair follicles
  • Mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of hair disorders
  • Clinical and basic science research on rare hair disorders, such as cicatricial alopecia
  • Clinical applications for treating patients with hair disorders

AHRS Current Ongoing Projects:

Current Ongoing Projects:

Additional goals of the AHRS include sponsorship and awareness of work needed in areas such as:

  • Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia
  • Pathology substudy: To determine what histological features are useful to catalogue in cases of potential cicatricial alopecia
  • Lexicon substudy: To determine a consensus clinical description of each of the primary cicatricial alopecias to facilitate research
  • Collaborative clinical database on patients with cicatricial alopecia to help identify external, genetic and infectious pathoetiologic factors
  • Collaborative therapeutic trials in cicatricial alopecia
  • Collaborative work with our international colleagues on these disorders
  • Funding of a AHRS subfund for cicatricial alopecia and support of basic and clinical research in this field