The Council for Nail Disorders offers a grant program to support research and best clinical practice in the field of nail disorders.


Ralph & Melissa Daniel Young Physician Nail Merit Award

The award is meant to encourage a Dermatologist or Podiatrist who has demonstrated scholarship and initiative in the study of people with disorders of the nails to further pursue a career related to nail disease. The award is presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Nail Disorders.


  1. Eligible candidates for the award should have completed a dermatology or podiatry residency program within the past four years,
  2. Board certification in their specialty,
  3. Past publications and/or meeting presentations which demonstrate support of the mission of the Council for Nail Disorders.

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Scher/Baran Award

The Council for Nail Disorders is pleased to announce it will present the Richard Scher / Robert Baran Resident Award for the best oral presentation by a resident or medical student at the Scientific Session of the Annual Meeting (February 28, 2019 in Washington, DC).  The paper presented will receive the Scher / Baran Award in the amount of $1,000.00. 

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CND Mentoring Award

To help develop young leaders with investigative interest and expertise in nails, CND has created a mentorship program with established investigators [clinicians/ researchers/ academicians].

The intent is to foster mentoring relationships to encourage young investigators and clinicians (medical and podiatry students, residents, post doctoral fellows, and junior faculty) to acquire academic or investigative skills that will advance their careers as leaders in nail research.


Click herefor the 2019 Mentoring Award Guidelines and Application form.

Past Award Winners
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