SkinCare for Developing Countries

The Academy offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the SkinCare for Developing Countries program.

Grants vary between $2,500 and $5,000 depending on the proposal, scope of the project, and availability of funds.

Proposals must:
  • Support the Academy’s strategic framework.
  • Be related to dermatology and/global health care, and serve beneficiaries in underserved regions of the world.
  • Be sustainable, community-based, and rely on additional sources of funding.
  • Demonstrate how the project would be monitored and evaluated.
  • Be submitted online (no emails).

In addition, Academy members and non-members are eligible to apply for the grants. Multi-year projects can be funded for up to three years.

Submit a request by Nov. 1, 2014 for 2015 grants!     

2014 recipients

  • Roberto Estrada, MD, Community Dermatology Mexico Project (Mexico)
  • Marie Leger, MD, PhD, New York University, Ghana Dermatology Collaborative Initiative Project (Ghana)
  • Joash Matonda, MD, A Voice for Albinos Project (Kenya)
  • Anthony Rossi, MD, Weill Bugando Teledermatology Project (Tanzania)
  • Chrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, MSCE, Developing a Dermatologic Surgery Education Curriculum in South Africa Project (South Africa)
  • Aisha Sethi, MD, To assess the impact of albinism on quality of life in a cohort of albino patients in Malawi Project (Malawi)
  • Paul K. Shitabata, MD, Cameroon Teledermatology and Teledermatopathology Initiative Project (Cameroon)
  • Benjamin Stroff, MD, Development of a Global Health Dermatopathology Curriculum Project (Ethiopia)

Deadline to apply for 2015 grants:  Nov. 1, 2014. 


Submit a request here.

You must complete the following sections to submit your request:

  • Principal investigator(s)/project director(s).
  • Project information.     
  • Budget plan. Note: indirect costs and previously incurred costs are not covered.
  • One letter of recommendation from an AAD member or local university dermatology staff.
Other important forms:    
  • Proposal.
  • Project status report.