Incyte Seeking Submissions for the Incyte Ingenuity Awards in Vitiligo


Your idea to help benefit the vitiligo community could receive up to $100K

For over 20 years, Incyte has been dedicated to positively impacting the lives of patients with unmet needs. The Incyte Ingenuity Awards in vitiligo support this dedication by funding initiatives to support the 1.5 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with vitiligo,their healthcare providers and caregivers.1

The program will fund two creative solutions to help address specific needs of the community, with one idea receiving up to $35,000 and another receiving up to $100,000. Ideas will be reviewed by a panel of five judges, including two dermatologists, a dermatologic-focused physician assistant and two people living with vitiligo.

“Vitiligo can have a significant impact on a person’s everyday life and how they see themselves, which I have witnessed firsthand throughout my career,” said Dr. Vivian Shi, board-certified dermatologist, Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and judging panel member. “People with vitiligo have limited innovative programs designed to support their community directly, but the Incyte Ingenuity Awards offer an opportunity for creative, innovative ideas to be funded.”

An award-winning idea could come from anyone within the vitiligo community, but each applicant must apply on behalf of one of the following categories to be considered eligible:

  • Non-profit 501(c)(3), patient, policy and caregiver organizations
  • Healthcare providers and mid-level/junior faculty from healthcare organizations
  • Individuals or other companies interested in applying must partner with either a non-profit organization or a healthcare facility (i.e., hospitals, academic research centers, etc.) to be eligible

“Collaboration is the key to driving real change and I encourage the vitiligo community, including the healthcare professionals who treat people living with vitiligo, to get involved by submitting an idea,” said Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, a board-certified dermatologist and judging panel member. “This program is such an exciting opportunity to bring forth new resources for the community and I look forward to seeing all of the fresh ideas that will come from it.”

For more information, watch this video about the awards program and visit to apply by October 31.


  1. Bergqvist C, Ezzedine K. Vitiligo: A Review. Dermatology. 2020;236(6):571-592.

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