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Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship


This scholarship offers Annual Meeting scholarships to dermatologists from low income economies, as specified below. 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.

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Use the button below to apply for the Strauss and Katz World Congress Fund Scholarship Program.

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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 on the AAD website, in print at the AAD Annual Meeting and the Mobile App.

  • Criteria
  • Eligible countries
    • Abstract must be submitted with application.

    • Only nationals of low-income economies are eligible. See the other tab on this page.

    • 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.

    • You are not eligible if you have already received an in-person AAD scholarship.

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

    2021-2022 low income countries eligible for the Strauss and Katz Scholarship.

    Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    American Samoa
    Angola
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bangladesh
    Belarus
    Belize
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Burkina Faso
    Burundi
    Cabo Verde
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo, Dem. Rep
    Congo, Rep.
    Costa Rica
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Cuba
    Djibouti
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Egypt, Arab Rep.
    El Salvador
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Eswatini
    Ethiopia
    Fiji
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Honduras
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran, Islamic Rep.
    Iraq
    Jamaica Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kiribati
    Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.
    Kosovo
    Kyrgyz Republic
    Lao PDR
    Lebanon
    Lesotho
    Liberia
    Libya
    Macedonia, FYR
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Maldives
    Mali
    Marshall Islands
    Mauritania
    Mauritius
    Mexico
    Micronesia, Fed States
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Montenegro
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Myanmar
    Namibia
    Nauru
    Nepal
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    North Macedonia
    Pakistan
    Papua New Guinea
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Rwanda
    Samoa
    São Tomé and Principe
    Senegal
    Serbia
    Sierra Leone
    Solomon Islands
    Somalia
    South Africa
    South Sudan
    Sri Lanka
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Sudan
    Suriname
    Swaziland
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Timor-Leste
    Togo
    Tonga
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Tuvalu
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    Uzbekistan
    Vanuatu
    Venezuela, RB
    Vietnam
    West Bank and Gaza
    Yemen, Rep.
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe

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

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