Awards Overview

Ehrlich Rising Star Award

The Wound Healing Foundation is excited to announce the H. Paul Ehrlich Rising Star in Wound Healing award. Dr. Ehrlich was a nationally and internationally recognized scientist in wound healing and scar research, who made a major impact in protein and collagen synthesis and catabolism in wound healing. Dr. Ehrlich was a founding member of the Wound Healing Society and its second president. Dr Ehrlich faithfully served the Wound Healing Foundation continuously as a Board of Director for 13 years and as Foundation Awards Chair for 15 years. He was a staunch supporter of young investigator research and a great mentor. He understood how much an award could impact a young investigator’s career, and he made major contributions to the success of numerous research and educational efforts of the Foundation and the Society.

Young Investigator Fellowship Program

The Foundation annually presents the 3M/Solventum Fellow Award to an outstanding young scientist so they can become an independent investigator. Each year, the recipient presents the 3M/Solventum Young Investigator Lecture at the annual meeting of the Wound Healing Foundation. The Foundation is positioned to expand its research program through additional research grants, fellowships and awards.


Wound healing research funding sources are limited in spite of the growing prevalence of wounds in the general population. The WHF intends to fund research that answers key questions about wound healing in order to advance the understanding of mechanisms and improve clinical treatment outcomes.

There is also a continuing need to fund new and established investigators engaged in cutting edge research to generate pilot data leading to new innovations to advance the basic and clinical science of wound healing. Our goal for this program is to award grants beginning at or above $10,000. Our funding for the Grants program is dependent upon available yearly donations.

Scientific Merit Awards and Scholarships

The WHF scholarship program recognizes and rewards deserving wound healing researchers by facilitating their attendance at essential wound healing meetings. Participation in these research meetings contributes to important scientific discussions and networking opportunities thereby increasing the quality of the recipient’s future research.

Awards range in size from $100-500 dollars. Our funding for the Scholarships program is dependent upon available yearly donations.