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.

Proposal criteria

  • Support the Academy’s strategic framework.
  • Related to dermatology and global health care, and help underserved regions of the world.
  • Sustainable, community-based, and rely on additional sources of funding. All funding sources must be detailed in your application.
  • Demonstrate how the project would be monitored and evaluated.
  • Submitted online (no emails).
  • Non-AAD member: application must include a letter of support from an AAD member.
  • Residents: application must include a letter of support from your institution’s faculty director to ensure sustainability after residency.

Before applying for funding ... 

  • Identify principal investigator/project director(s).
  • Collect detailed project information, including sources of additional funding, demonstration of project sustainability, and clear outcomes.
  • Create a budget that includes a description of the work and anticipated costs. Note: Indirect and previously incurred costs are not covered.
  • Obtain letter of recommendation from an AAD member or local university dermatology staff.
    • If you are not an AAD member, your application must include a letter of support from an AAD member.
    • If you are a resident, your application must include a letter of support from your institution’s faculty director to ensure sustainability after residency.

Apply for funding

To be considered for 2016 grants, submit your application by Aug. 1, 2015. Grantees will be notified by Nov. 1, 2015, so they can plan for 2016 funding and programming.

Applications received after Aug. 1, 2015, will be considered for 2017 funding. 

 

Please note that these grants are not for basic research or solely for travel. If travel is requested, explain why support of locals is not possible without travel funding. If supplies are included, they must be durable/lasting supplies.

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

Project  Principle Investigator
Development of dermatopathology training and establishment
of immunoflouroscience lab
Thuy Phung
Reducing lymphedema in Kaposis Sarcoma Toby Maurer, MD
Development of sustainable telederm
collaboration between health frontiers
Casey Carlos, MD
Diagnosis and treatment of chromoblastomycosis
Aaron Santmyire
Sunscreen production unit Mafalda Soto Valdes
Global health dermatology surgery training program Vishal Patel, MD

Contact Janine Mueller at jmueller@aad.org or (847) 240-1737.

 

 


 

Additional resources

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Portable projector loaner

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Skin disease education cards

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