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Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship

Important update

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 AAD Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, all 2020 Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund recipients will be invited to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on March 18-23, 2021. No other applications will be accepted for the 2021 meeting. We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Annual Meeting beginning in June 2021.

This scholarship offers Annual Meeting scholarships to dermatologists from low income economies (Word download). The goal of the Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship Program is to bring young dermatologists, including those still in training, to the AAD Annual Meeting for educational and networking opportunities.

Accepting applications June 2021

The award: The scholarship includes a stipend ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 USD based on travel costs to the United States, complimentary meeting registration, admission to one ticketed half-day course, an invitation to attend the International Scholarship Recipient Reception and Dinner, as well as the International Member Reception. Poster abstracts will be displayed electronically and in print at the meeting.


  • Abstract must be submitted with application.

  • Only nationals of low income economies are eligible.

  • Apply as a resident in dermatology or apply within three years of completing dermatology residency training at the time of the meeting.

  • Be endorsed by a national dermatologic society. A signed letter of endorsement from the society is required to be attached to the online application and must be in Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF). View a sample letter.

  • Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended AAD meetings.

  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.

  • No deferrals permitted. Eligible applicants may reapply the following year if unable to accept scholarship.

For more information, contact Kari Webb at or (847) 240-1030.