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International Society Travel Grant

The AAD offers grants for travel to international dermatology meetings. The grants are open to dermatology residents, fellows, or young dermatologists who are within five years of completing residency from the United States and Canada. The grants are for travel to dermatology meetings in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The program offers participants an opportunity to meet foreign colleagues and establish long-lasting professional relationships.

Accepting applications in June 2020.


  • Maximum of two applicants per residency program.

  • One applicant per residency program per international meeting.

  • One year of training or more must be completed by the time of the meeting.

  • Individuals may receive an International Society Travel Grant only once during their careers.

  • Residency program directors must provide applicants with a signed letter of recommendation (PDF preferred format), to be attached to online applications, which indicates approval of time off for society meetings. 

  • Prior to applying, all potential scheduling conflicts must be resolved to avoid taking the opportunity away from other applicants.

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


Through mutual arrangements with several international dermatological societies, a number of travel grants are available for US and Canadian residents, fellows, or young dermatologists (within five years of completing residency) to attend these societies' meetings. Each scholarship program has different requirements and provisions. 

Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and accommodations

  • Recipients must be fluent and understand written Portuguese or Spanish

  • September 5-8, 2020, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Transamerica Expo Center

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)

  • Four scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and hotel accommodations (bed and breakfast), including an invitation to the Welcome Reception; children cannot be accommodated

  • July 7-9, 2020, Manchester Central, Manchester, UK

Chilean Society of Dermatology (SOCHIDERM)

  • Two scholarships available

  • A stipend of $500 US dollars will be received at registration

  • Complimentary registration to the meeting and participation in all social activities included in the Scientific Program

  • Accommodations at the Headquarters Hotel

  • April 16-18, 2020, Sheraton Miramar Hotel, Viña del Mar, Chile

Dermatological Society of Singapore (DSS)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary registration and a $500 stipend

  • One- to two-week clinical observation attachment to the various dermatological training centers in Singapore, such as the National Skin Centre, Changi General Hospital, and/or Singapore General Hospital

  • July 2020, location TBD

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

  • Three scholarships available

  • $750 (USD) stipend, complimentary registration, and accommodations

  • October 28-November 1, 2020, Vienna, Austria

French Society of Dermatology (FSD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • 1,500 Euro stipend and complimentary registration

  • Attendees must be fluent in French 

  • December 1-5, 2020, Palais de Congres – Porte Maillot – 75017 Paris

Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (IADVL)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Recipients to submit a summary of their work in dermatology for presentation at the conference (poster)

  • Complimentary registration for the meeting and one dermatology/dermatosurgery course

  • January 30-February 2, 2020, Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Irish Association of Dermatologists (IAD)

  • Two scholarships available

  • Complimentary two nights of accommodation, meeting registration, and dinner

  • May 7-9, 2020, Kilashee Hotel, Naas, County Kildare

Israeli Society of Dermatology and Venereology (ISDV)

  • Two scholarships available 

  • Complimentary registration for scientific and social programs

  • $500 (USD) stipend to be delivered at the meeting

  • At the time of travel, no US State Department travel warning should be in place for Israel 

  • June 3-5, 2020, Cfar Blum, Israel

Italian Society of Dermatology (SIDeMAST)

  • Two scholarships available

  • 500 Euro stipend to be delivered at the meeting

  • Complimentary housing and registration

  • Attendees must be fluent in Italian

  • May 20-23, 2020, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

Mexican Academy of Dermatology

  • Two scholarships available for each meeting (a total of six scholarships available)

  • Complimentary registration for the meeting and lodging (three days)

  • Attendees must be able to speak and understand Spanish 

  • April 22-25, 2020, Hilton Reforma, Mexico City

Scottish Dermatological Society (SDS)

  • One scholarship available 

  • 750 pounds sterling stipend and complimentary registration, with stipend towards accommodations up to 500 pounds

  • One-week commitment, including a tour of some of the other Scottish dermatology departments (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, and Aberdeen) in the three to four days before the annual meeting

  • June 4-5, 2020, Ninewells Hospital Dundee, Scotland